Chris Miller is followed by Izzy as he snowboards at Eaglecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Chris Miller is followed by Izzy as he snowboards at Eaglecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eaglecrest ‘family’ helps recover stolen snowboards

A watchful patron helped police find snowboards stolen from Eaglecrest Ski Area.

A watchful patron helped police recover snowboards stolen from Eaglecrest Ski Area on opening day Saturday.

Police said an Eaglecrest patron saw thieves take snowboards from the ski racks at Eaglecrest, and alerted police to the vehicle they were in.

Officers located the vehicle shortly afterward and recovered the boards, which had a combined value of $1,700, said Juneau Police Department Public Safety Manager Erann Kalwara.

The victims of the theft then declined to press charges.

“The two gentleman who had their boards stolen were pretty regular users,” Eaglecrest General Manager Dave Scanlan said Tuesday in a phone interview. “It’d be very difficult to resale that equipment in Juneau.”

[Photos: Winter arrives at Eaglecrest]

Scanlan noted that theft is a “very, very rare occurrence” at the ski area, and that he was glad the issue was resolved.

“The ski and snowboard community at Eaglecrest is like a family, we take care of each other,” he said.

In other news from opening weekend on the ski hill, Scanlan said the new RFID ticketing system worked “pretty good,” and the new beer and wine options at the lodges were positively received. Scanlan was optimistic for good snow conditions toward the end of the week as well.


• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.


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