A skier at Eaglecrest ski area on Dec. 12, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Eaglecrest ski area)

A skier at Eaglecrest ski area on Dec. 12, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Eaglecrest ski area)

More snow, more runs open at Eaglecrest

Eleven inches of snow means more lifts are running

Snow is piling up at Eaglecrest ski area and more runs are open.

The base of Eaglecrest received 11 inches of snow since Monday morning, according to a press release from the ski area.

All of Eaglecrest will be closed Christmas day, but the area will open up again on Dec. 26, including all food options and shops.

Black bear chair lift was opened this morning, and Hooter, Sneaky and Williwaw as well as others are open today. Early season conditions and hazards exists, the release said, and only advanced skiers and snowboarders will be allowed on certain runs.

“It’s lots of fun powder skiing, and we’ve even got a couple groomed runs,” said Charlie Herrington, marketing manager for Eaglecrest.

Eaglecrest’s bus transportation, the Snow Bus, may be running on Dec. 26, but Eaglecrest cannot yet confirm it will. Officials from Eaglecrest said they will post online whether the bus will run as soon as they are able.

More information on conditions and runs can be found at the Eaglecrest website or by calling (907)790-2000, ext. 2.


• Contact reporter Peter Segall at 523-2228 or psegall@juneauempire.com.