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“A winter place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Eaglecrest Ski Area

Eaglecrest Ski Area
Ranked #33 of 78 things to do in Juneau
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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 skiable terrain. Eaglecrest is gives you a big mountain experience with a small mountain feel. 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Rockville, Maryland
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365 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“A winter place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Average because it is really best for skiing, not for warm weather visits.
This is Juneau's ski area. It is really not a destination in non ski times unless you want to do a zip line. Since you need a car to get there, or have to pay for transportation if you are on a cruise, skip it in the warm months. There are other things to do in Juneau. Look into Tracy Arms trip, or check out teh down town museums.

Visited June 2013
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Juneau AK
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Quality ski area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Eaglecrest is a very good ski area, with the best downhill opportunities (ski and rreat groomed X-C ski trains also; lift lines are short. From the top you can see water on both sides. The access road is ok, and there's a bus because it's about 7 miles out of town. This has produced at least one Olympic medalist and many other great skiers.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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145 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Alaska Zipline tours area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Not enough snow for skiing, but the drive there was an opportunity to get out of the downtown cruise ship area. Enroute, I noticed a colorful fence made of old skiis.

The zipline company uses some of the ski facilities.

Visited June 2012
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Juneau, Alaska
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Love skiing at Eaglecrest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Have skied here for the past 25 years-- great mountain, fun people, challenging runs and lots of off piste.

Visited April 2013
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Juneau, Alaska
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Eaglecrest”
4 of 5 stars 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.

Visited January 2013
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