Eaglecrest Ski Area

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Eaglecrest Ski Area
Top of the recently opened Black Bear Chair
Top of the recently opened Black Bear Chair
Location Douglas Island,, Alaska
 United States
Nearest city Juneau
Coordinates 58°16′34″N 134°30′55″W / 58.27611°N 134.51528°W / 58.27611; -134.51528
Vertical 1400 ft
Skiable area 640 acres (2.6 km2)
Runs 34
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - 20% easiest
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 40% more difficult
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 40% most difficult
Longest run 2 mi
Lift system 4 chairs
Snowfall 350 in
Snowmaking Yes
Website Eaglecrest Ski Area

Eaglecrest Ski Area is a public ski area on Douglas Island in the U.S. state of Alaska, across Gastineau Channel from Juneau. Eaglecrest has 4 double chairlifts accessing 640 acres (2.6 km2), with 34 marked alpine runs, 2 Nordic skiing loops and access to world class backcountry. Vertical drop is 1,400 ft (430 m) with an average snowfall of 200-500".[1] The area is owned and operated by Juneau's municipal government, though some legislators of the region, including Randy Wanamaker, have suggested privatization.

Southeast Alaska's only ski area, Eaglecrest's season generally runs from the first weekend of December to the end of April. After two season of relatively small snowfall, Eaglecrest is making vast improvements on snow making mechanisms, grooming and trimming trails and general operation to ensure timely openings, even with limited snowfall.

Eaglecrest is family and community oriented, with many community outreach and programs available for skiers and riders of all ages. Their award winning Snowsport School and certified instructors work to teach students of all ages the skills they need to be independent and safe skiers and riders.


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Coordinates: 58°16′34″N 134°30′55″W / 58.27611°N 134.51528°W / 58.27611; -134.51528