Eaglecrest is at 384″ of snowfall on the season! We’ve received over 103″ in the last 18 days alone! The snowpack is mighty fine, and we’ve got some fun “spring” events coming right up.
Eaglecrest and the Coastal Alaska Avalanche Center are hosting a second Beacon Scramble fundraising event next weekend from Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14. The first scramble was really fun and helped raise $1,500 to support CAAC.
We burying six avalanche beacons on the mountain, and participants will have the whole weekend to locate them to reveal a secret password. It’s only $10, though you may consider a larger donation. The course is not timed and is all ages. You must have your own beacon and probe to participate. Learn more and register online here.
Eaglecrest’s after-hours uphill-downhill race series, the Powder Keg Cup, is also coming right up! This year’s format is at-your-own-risk and virtual, using the Strava App to record GPS and times. Ski Patrol services will not be available, and Eagelcrest is considered backcountry terrain when we are not operating. Pay attention to the Mountain Report at skieaglecrest.com/conditions for potential closures due to mountain operations and avalanche mitigation work.
The first of three Powder Keg Cup races will be Monday, March 15 through Saturday, March 20. Racers will have six days to complete the course and may submit multiple times. Stay tuned for more information about races and how to use Strava. Meanwhile, download the app, make a free account, and familiarize yourself with it prior to participating.
In addition to private and group lesson options, Eaglecrest’s Snowsports School offers Youth & Adult Programs. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Sign up now! Space is very limited. Call the Snowsports School: (907) 790-2000 x211.
There are two programs remaining before the end of the season. For adults, Eaglecrest’s 4-week Ptarmigan & Beyond Series is the perfect group atmosphere for intermediate-advanced skiers and snowboarders to develop skills and explore the whole mountain. For youth, the $99 Spring Break Camp offers three days of lessons, lift tickets, and rental equipment for skiers and riders of all ability levels.