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Eaglecrest Ski Area
Ranked #41 of 90 things to do in Juneau
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Eaglecrest Ski Area on Douglas Island just 12 miles from downtown is Juneau, Alaska's community owned ski area. The area offers four chairlifts, and over 640 acres of ski-able terrain. Facilities also include a professionally staffed Snow Sports School, Rental and Repair Shop, groomed Nordic Trails, and the Eaglecrest Grill. Eaglecrest is Juneau's Winter Playground. Winter is our favorite time at Eaglecrest but we do admit summer is a beautiful time on the mountain. No chairlifts operate but hikers and bikers can explore the mountain on the summer trail which meanders up the mountain and offers great scenic views.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The only ski hill in town. The menu at Eaglecrest is limited and the food is standard fried fast food but it is good, cheap, fresh and there is plenty of it.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

We drove over to Douglas Island, headed north, and turned to climb up to the ski lift on a very good road through the forest. Snow was still heavy in the forest in May and its melting created numerous waterfalls and bustling streams. Delightfully, we were the only ones on the road. We stopped often to take photographs. It is a very beautiful drive and is only about 30 minutes from Juneau to the top.

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Reviewed May 2, 2012

I understand it's a scenic spot to drive and hike for free in the summer. During ski season it is a busy place, with affordable passes, rentals and lessons. The employees are well-trained, efficient, and friendly. Thanks to the generous support of Juneau's citizens, whose taxes pay the cost of owning and operating Eaglecrest, the price of a day pass and gear may be less than you expect -- about what you would pay for 18 holes of golf on a PGA sanctioned course, or a week's worth of groceries. The runs range from easy to very challenging, and the wait at the lifts is usually not bad. If you like to ski or board you will love this place. It's easy to get to from the town and is lots of fun. But, while the out of doors experience lives up to the description "world class" outside, the indoors experience is the polar opposite. I"ve heard the lodge described as "no frills," but that is too kind. A bus station is "no frills," and there are bus stations with better food and more comfortable seating than Eaglecrest Lodge. Upstairs there is a seating area reserved for preferred customers, protected by a chain from entry by others. I have not confirmed this, but it is said that from its windows one can see some of the action outside. The rest of the building was designed with almost no windows, and none with views of slopes. The only bright spot in the lodge experience is the excellent espresso stand, but if you are able to pass out or otherwise achieve sleep on a hard soggy floor in noisy, overcrowded conditions, skip the coffee. Although unlikely to occur, sleeping through it completely would be the best way to endure a period of time in Eaglecrest Lodge that lasts more than one hour.

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Reviewed February 2, 2015
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