Eaglecrest has amazing backcountry access. It’s part of what makes us such a special ski area, but you must realize that backcountry is dangerous. Know before you go!
If you choose to venture beyond the ski area boundary, you are solely responsible for your decisions, safety, and welfare. There are no Ski Patrol services or avalanche control work. You may encounter avalanches, unmarked terrain hazards, disorienting terrain, and abrupt changes in weather.
Educate yourself on how to reduce the risk of injury or death from avalanches through your own actions and awareness. Take a training class, get certified, read online resources, and feel free to contact Eaglecrest’s Ski Patrol for further information.
Visit the Alaska Avalanche School website and Avalanche.org to learn more about upcoming courses and other educational resources. Always complete the Backcountry Checklist:
- Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, and skills to use them
- Partners who are properly trained and equipped
- Practiced companion and self-rescue skills
- Knowledge of the current snowpack structure
- The current weather forecast
- A plan, someone who knows when and where you are going
- Avalanche awareness training, don’t go without it
- Backcountry travel skills