Letter: Kudos to Eaglecrest

Let’s applaud the folks at Eaglecrest! They are doing an outstanding job making sure Juneau has a place to play this winter. Once snow started falling, they hustled not just to open the hill but to do it a week early.

Last weekend, they again got the lifts and area open early— Friday brought fresh snow, sunshine and lots of smiling skiers and riders.

It takes work, logistics and staff flexibility to open a hill early; it’s not the easy choice. We’re fortunate to have lift operators, groomers, ski patrol and managers who go the extra mile to give our community a winter playground.

Winter wasn’t kind to Juneau last year, and the Eaglecrest staff may have been those who felt it most. And yet they’re back at it with a smile this year, and doing a great job. We have a true community-oriented ski hill with a community-minded crew. Let’s make sure to thank them next time we see them.

Shawn Eisele,