Eaglecrest Ski Area, Alaska

Eaglecrest Ski Area
Abundant Terrain, No Crowds

The best "little" ski area in the world, Eaglecrest Ski Area is Juneau's community-owned ski area located 12 miles from downtown on Douglas Island. The ski season here runs from early December through mid-April with legendary Spring skiing.

Juneau, Alaska's capital city, is only accessible by air or water with no roads leaving town. It is cut off from the rest of the mainland by a huge icefield (daily ferries are available). No need to worry about crowds and lift lines here!

With 31 trails covering 640 skiable acres, there is abundant terrain, including groomed trails, glades, open bowls and ultra-steep faces. There is also a tubing area and snow terrain park. Our terrain park - featuring tabletops and jumps, is located on the lower mountain. Eaglecrest Ski Area gets abundant snowfall, yet extremely cold temperatures in the temperant rainforest of south-east Alaska are uncommon.

Cross-country skiers can enjoy five kilometers of machine-groomed and track-set trails. The lower meadow trail starts just below the parking lot and is suitable for beginners.

Eaglecrest Ski Area is home to downhill skier Hilary Lindh, silver medalist in the Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France. In 1997 Hilary retired from profesional skiing as the World Downhill Champion. Eaglecrest is also to home to Joe Tompkins, a mono-skier on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team.

Local family skiing is the theme here with 45 percent of skier visits being from Juneau's youngsters.

Plenty of lodging, restaurants and shops abound in downtown Juneau, 12 miles away from Eaglecrest Ski Area.

The Eaglecrest Ski Area ski bus offers transportation on weekends and holidays only. Bus tickets are $3 one way and $6 round trip.

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Mountain Statistics for Eaglecrest Ski Area
Base Elevation: 1,200 ft (366 meters)
Summit Elevation: 2,600 ft (792 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,540 ft (469 m)
Skiable Area: 640 acres (259 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 350 in (889 cm)
Longest Run: 10,560 ft (3,219 m)
Snowmaking: 6 %
Number of Lifts: 4
Uphill Lift Capacity: 2,600 per hour
Types of Lifts: 4 Double Chairs
Number of Trails: 31
Trail Ratings for Eaglecrest Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 40%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 40%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Eaglecrest Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 8 km
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes