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Eaglecrest

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Trail Map
Trail Map
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Conditions


Average Annual Snowfall: 350"
Best time to visit is late February or early March, because of short daylight hours during winter and possibility of early closure
 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

Juneau International Airport

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Eaglecrest is located on Douglas Island, just 12 miles from downtown Juneau. Head over the Juneau Douglas Bridge. Enter the roundabout and take the first exit onto North Douglas Hwy. Travel along North Douglas Highway for approximately 6 miles. Turn left onto Fish Creek Road. Eaglecrest is at the end of Fish Creek Road.

 

The Eaglecrest Snow Bus operates every day that Eaglecrest is open. The Snow Bus picks up at a variety of places around Juneau.

 

Lodging
Lodging
Eaglecrest advertises a Ski & Stay package with the Baranof Hotel. Contact the hotel for details.
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Westmark Baranof Hotel

127 S Franklin St
JuneauAK 99801

(907) 586-2660

Historic hotel conveniently located in downtown Juneau, with a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café on the premises.   Under $100

 

Best Western Country Lane Inn

9300 Glacier Highway

JuneauAK 

99801-9315

Continental breakfast, free high speed Internet, kitchenettes, fitness center, airport shuttle   Average $150

Juneau International Hostel

614 Harris St.

JuneauAK 99801

(907) 586-9559

Clean, well-managed, comfortable beds, kitchen facilities, laundry, centrally located downtown, adults stay for $10/night, children 6-18 are $5, children under 5 are free. There is one family room with its own bathroom reserved for families with kids. Maximum stay 5 nights.  Reserve ahead $5-$10

Silverbow Inn

120 2nd StreetJuneauAK 99801

 

Guests at The Silverbow enjoy a free full breakfast, free highspeed wireless internet, cable TV, private bathrooms, free local phone calls, daily housekeeping, a 24 hour wet bar with complimentary coffee and tea service, private rooftop garden with jacuzzi/sauna, and much more.   Average $150
       

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Dining

Alaskan Hotel & Bar: A "must stop" for anyone visiting the area. Great beers, authentic atmosphere, live music 

167 S Franklin St
JuneauAK 99801

(907) 586-1000

 

Tracy's King Crab Shack: "The crab bisque is to die for."

356 S Franklin StJuneauAK 99802
(907) 723-1811


Sandpiper Cafe: Great for breakfast and brunch

429 W Willoughby Ave
JuneauAK 99801

(907) 586-3150

 

Hangar on the Wharf: The locals' favorite, great beer selection--always an excellent catch of the day

2 Marine Way #106
JuneauAK 99801

(907) 586-5018

 

REAL ESTATE
 
 
 
DEALS
 
WHAT'S NEW
The Porcupine Chairlift will replace the Platter Lift and is scheduled to open in December 2010. The new lift is a double chair and will have 6 towers and 39 chairs. It will provide easier access to Muskeg and Dolly Varden. 
 
ACTIVITIES

PO Box 21691
JuneauAK 99802

(907) 321-0947

 
Near Eaglecrest Ski Area, the zipline adventure is a high-adrenaline activity: "This is the most fun you can have in Juneau!" 
 
SERVICES

 

 

 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST
Good: Eaglecrest is located on an island, errant skiers who get lost out of bounds are rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard
Better: Lift operators clean the standing water from the chair seats with Squeegees 
Best: Access to world-class backcountry skiing and panoramic views
 

 

Eaglecrest
Description:

Located on North Douglas Island a short drive from beautiful Juneau, Alaska, the Eaglecrest Ski Area is a community-owned winter recreation area and year-round destination for affordable outdoor recreation and education. Supported by the City and Borough of Juneau, Eaglecrest is dedicated to keeping snow sports, summer outdoor activities and other recreational opportunities accessible to local residents and visitors throughout all four seasons. Eaglecrest is home to downhill skier Hilary Lindh, silver medalist in the Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France. In 1997 Hilary retired from profesional skiing as the World Downhill Champion. Eaglecrest is also to home to Joe Tompkins, a mono-skier on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner20%
Trails-2-Intermediate40%
Trails-3-Advanced40%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total34
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run2 miles
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop1400'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds640 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: No People

Cons: Can get cold

This is probably my favorite mountain due to one thing. No ones here! Plus the snow is usually good and the terrain is varied.

Posted

Pros: Friendly, convenient to Juneau. Backcountry access.

Cons: It can be wet.

 

3/20/08 Thurs.

 

Bruce has work to do today, but his wife Mary Francis is cordial enough to give us a ride & join us for a day of skiing at the local Eaglecrest ski area.  Some clouds in the morning give way to beautiful sunshine for the rest of the day.  With about 10” of fresh snow & cool temps, we share this great day with the locals who proclaim it one of the best days of the season. 

 

 

 

Eaglecrest is a relatively small area with 2 fixed grip chairs & about 1500’ vertical, but there is gate access to much more with some short hikes.  The surrounding mountains are spectacular, in fact the endless mountains & terrain in this part of SE Alaska are a mountain dreamers fantasy.  With avi control opening perimeter gates sequentially, we manage to get fresh tracks all day on some short steep pitches.