Snow and signs at the base of the Ptarmigan Chairlift on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Snow and signs at the base of the Ptarmigan Chairlift on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Winter arrives at Eaglecrest

Ski area to open on Saturday.

Skiers and snowboarders are taking advantage of the fresh snow at the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Eaglecrest is scheduled to open on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Ted Hanrahan, a ski patroller for the Eaglecrest Ski Area, makes his way down the slopes on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ted Hanrahan, a ski patroller for the Eaglecrest Ski Area, makes his way down the slopes on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Lee Henry, left, and Chris Miller, ski and snowboard down Lower Hilary’s at Eaglecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Lee Henry, left, and Chris Miller, ski and snowboard down Lower Hilary’s 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)

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

Eric Kueffner, right, and Wade Pancich return to their vehicles after taking advantage of fresh snow at Eaglecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eric Kueffner, right, and Wade Pancich return to their vehicles after taking advantage of fresh snow at Eaglecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Snowboarder Wade Pancich cleans fresh snow off his windshield after returning from making a few turns at Eaglecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Snowboarder Wade Pancich cleans fresh snow off his windshield after returning from making a few turns at Eaglecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ted Hanrahan, a ski patroller for the Eaglecrest Ski Area, makes his way down the slopes on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ted Hanrahan, a ski patroller for the Eaglecrest Ski Area, makes his way down the slopes on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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