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Eaglecrest Reviews


Better than Alyeska


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.

Excerpt from my trip report


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...
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