EAGLECREST SKI AREA

MOUNTAIN INFORMATION

If you purchased a season pass last year, this year’s purchase will automatically load onto last year’s card. Be on the safe side, and test it before Opening Day, scheduled for Saturday, December 5. Test or print your season pass at the Ticket Office, open daily this preseason from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

MOUNTAIN HOURS

Projected Opening Day: December 5, 2020.
Closing Day: April 11, 2021
View the calendar here.

Preseason Hours
Open Daily
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Winter Hours
Open Every Operating Day
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Operating Schedule
Regular Schedule: Wednesday – Sunday*
Open Daily over Christmas & Spring Break
Open MLK Day & President’s Day

*Early season schedule varies and is subject to change. View calendar here.

Dec. 5, 2020 – Jan. 18, 2021
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Jan. 20, 2021 – Feb. 21, 2021
9:00 AM- 3:30 PM

Feb. 24, 2021 – April 11, 2021
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Dec. 5, 2020 – Jan. 18, 2021
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Jan. 20, 2021 – Feb. 7, 2021
9:00 AM- 3:30 PM

Feb. 10, 2021 – April 11, 2021
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

CONTACT US

Please call or email us with any questions.

Snow Conditions: x2
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Ski Patrol Emergency: x350
Director of Base Operations: x226
Director of Mountain Operations: x235
Director of Snow Safety: x223
Director of Snowsports School: x219
General Manager: x221
Marketing: x227
Rental Shop: x216
Repair & Retail Shops: x217
Snowsports School: x211

General Manager; Dave.Scanlan@skieaglecrest.com
Director of Base Operations; Drew.Baird@skieaglecrest.com
Director of Mountain Operations; Greg.Hudson@skieaglecrest.com
Director of Snow Safety; Brian.Davies@skieaglecrest.com
Director of Snowsports School, Rental, Repair, Retail; Erin.Lupro@skieaglecrest.com
Lift & Vehicle Maintenance Manager; Todd.Brugger@skieaglecrest.com
Marketing Manager; Charlie.Herrington@skieaglecrest.com

(907) 790-2003

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MOUNTAIN STATS

Eaglecrest is not your average community ski area. We have big mountain terrain, impressive backcountry access, and hardly a lift line. Juneau is a coastal capital city of 30,000 residents in remote Southeast Alaska. There are no roads into town; you have to fly, ferry, or live here to experience this powder paradise!

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MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Always be courteous to others and be aware that there are elements of risk inherent to skiing and snowboarding. These risks can be greatly reduced by common sense and personal awareness. Read the Responsibility Code, share the mountain, and respect others for a great skiing experience.

  1. Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride, and unload safely.
A tree well is a void or depression that forms around the base of a tree can and contains a mix of low hanging branches, loose snow, and air. Evergreen trees in particular (fir, hemlock, etc) can have large, deep tree wells that can often be hidden from view by the tree’s low hanging branches. Tree well accidents happen when a skier or snowboarder falls in, usually headfirst, and becomes immobilized. There is no easy way to identify if a particular tree has a dangerous tree well by sight therefore, treat all tree wells as dangerous and always ski or ride with a partner when venturing into the trees. Learn more here.
The Beacon Park is a self-service educational tool located in the run-out below Raven and above Log Jam. The park was funded through a generous grant by the Alaska Search & Rescue Association via Juneau Mountain Rescue. You will need an avalanche transceiver and probe. Please do not dig up the search targets as they do not contain conventional transceivers.
  1. Choose your level of difficulty: Easy (1-2 targets), Medium (2-4 targets), Expert (3-6 targets).
  2. Activate the control unit, creating a random pattern of targets according to the difficulty level.
  3. Search with your transceiver and probe for the targets buried in the snow. Bamboo poles define the search area.
  4. Hit the target with the probe. The light and horn above the control panel will confirm the strike.
  5. When all targets are found, the light and horn will go off three times and the control unit will show search times.
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.
  • 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
AVALANCHE.ORG
  • Alaska Avalanche School offers a range of avalanche education programs for backcountry skiers, riders, and snowmachiners of all ages and abilities. Browse our course offerings to reserve your spot in an AAS course or workshop today.
AAS WEBSITE
  • The Coastal Alaska Avalanche Center (CAAC) is a non-profit organization based in Juneau, Alaska that promotes avalanche safety and accident prevention to the general public. The CAAC is governed by a volunteer board of directors who include avalanche professionals, mountain rescue professionals, and avid backcountry users. If you would like to help the CAAC or have any questions we can be reached at info@coastalakavalanche.org.
CAAS WEBSITE
  • Mountain Edventures is a group of certified guides and avalanche professionals, offering backcountry education and programs for high schoolers with strong skiing and snowboarding abilities and a desire to explore the backcountry.
Mountain Edventures

POLICY

When Eaglecrest is closed, you are using the area at your own risk and assume all responsibility. At any time you may encounter mountain maintenance staff and machinery, grooming equipment including, snowcats, winch cat cables, snow machines, snow guns, hoses, and other machinery.

Always check the Conditions page for more information about avalanche control work and potential closures, warnings, and announcements. No uphill traffic is permitted when avalanche hazard control work is in progress!

When Eaglecrest is not operating, uphill traffic must stay well away from heavy machinery and snowmaking equipment, hoses, and cables.

When Eaglecrest is operating, uphill traffic is restricted to the three routes listed below and shown on the uphill map. Uphill traffic is not permitted on any other trails. Routes are subject to closure. Check the Conditions page. Pay careful attention to your surroundings, as you are traveling against the normal traffic flow.

  • Route 1.   East Side of Eaglecrest: From the base area follow the skier’s right (looker’s left) side of the tree line to the bottom of the Trickster trail. Ascend Trickster on the skier’s right side to access, Hilda meadows upper cross country loop and Mt Troy areas. No uphill access permitted above the base of the Black Bear Chairlift.
  • Route 2. West Side of Eaglecrest: From the base follow the skier’s left (looker’s right) side of the tree line to the base of Ptarmigan Chairlift. Ascend Log Jam on skier’s left side to access Cropley Lake. No uphill access permitted above Beacon Park.
  • Route 3.  Porcupine Learning Area: From the lodge follow the skier’s right side (looker’s left) of the Muskeg trail to access Mt. Stewart & Wedding Bowl.

Dogs are not allowed at Eaglecrest between 8:00 AM and  5:00 PM, December through April, on operating days. If you stay overnight with a dog at the Hilda Dam Cabin, it must be off the mountain by 8:00 AM.

During non-operating hours, Eaglecrest follows the City and Borough of Juneau Dog Policy per code as listed below:

  • 08.40.010 – Dogs at large.
  • The keeper of any dog shall keep the dog under restraint at all times and shall not permit the dog to be at large.
  • (Serial No. 2009-12(d), § 2, 10-12-2009)

Restraint means either:

  • (1) Actual physical control, such as on a leash held by a person capable of physically controlling the animal, on a chain, within fenced premises, in a building, kennel, or cage; or
  • (2) Under competent voice control of the keeper or other responsible person; or
  • (3) On the premises of the keeper or other property with the prior permission of the owner of the property; or
  • (4) Properly secured within a vehicle as provided in section 72.10.130.

Competent voice control means when all the following are met:

  • (1) The person exhibiting the voice control is present with the animal and monitors all of its activities;
  • (2) The person exhibiting the voice control is capable of directing all of the animal’s movements and activities by voice commands; and
  • (3) The animal under voice control follows all of the vocal commands quickly and accurately.

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Eaglecrest Ski Area prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems or drones by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without the prior written authorization from management.

This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists, above or within Eaglecrest boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Eaglecrest property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Eaglecrest boundaries.

Please contact General Manager, Dave Scanlan, if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any aerial drones. Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by Eaglecrest, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.

Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of skiing or snowboarding privileges and the confiscation of any drone equipment. Violators may be subject to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.

Ask the chairlift operator for help if needed. The smallest kids load the side of the chairlift closest to the operator. Riders must remove and carry backpacks in their laps. It’s okay to miss a chair and wait for the next one. Do not use phones or handheld technology while loading or unloading the chairlift. If something is dropped, let it fall. Any dropped item can be retrieved later.

Absolutely no horseplay on the lifts.

Eaglecrest Ski Area operates skieaglecrest.com and store.skieaglecrest.com. We are committed to protecting and safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our websites including mobile versions of our websites (“Sites”).  If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding this Policy or the information practices of Eaglecrest, please contact us by e-mail at info@skieaglecrest.com or write to us at 155 S. Seward Street, Juneau, AK 99801, Attn:  Eaglecrest Ski Area.

This Privacy Policy identifies and describes the way Eaglecrest uses and protects the information that we may collect about individuals who utilize the Sites.  This Policy may be changed or updated from time to time, and the “last modified” date will always be visible at the top of this document.

If you do not agree with this Policy, please do not use Eaglecrest websites. Your use of Eaglecrest Sites and/or mobile applications indicates your acceptance of this Policy and of the collection and use of your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Policy.

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