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Eaglecrest Ski Area

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Address: 155 S Seward St, Juneau, AK 99801-1332
Phone Number: +1 907-586-5284

Eaglecrest Ski Area on Douglas Island just 12 miles from downtown is...

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.

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Nice drive up in summer

Scenic drive up with good hiking opportunities and wildlife spotting. Many recreational things to do near here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
Nate C
Ellensburg, Washington
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Ellensburg, Washington
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301 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Scenic drive up with good hiking opportunities and wildlife spotting. Many recreational things to do near here.

Thank Nate C
Juneau, Alaska
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Eaglecrest offers plenty of beginner, intermediate, and expert level skiing for a small ski area. I have skied many resorts in Canada and the Lower 48, and Eaglecrest delivers plenty of skiing for a lot less money.

Thank Haygoodm
Lake Worth, Florida
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275 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I stopped by when I was in the area for work and had some time to kill. There are hiking trails all around the ski area. You can park in the lot or any of the pull offs. I saw lots of porcupines along the way. Overall a very pleasant experience. The ski area looks small and simple. But that's... More 

Thank RagsKP94
Juneau, Alaska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Closed two days each week during the short ski season. The runs are short, the snow is mostly ice snow (hard surface). I've skied a lot of different places around the world and this is small, over priced and great for little kids. It's ok for the home town folk,they don't know any difference. Half the time, some of the... More 

Thank Boxxie L
SkiEaglecrest, Manager at Eaglecrest Ski Area, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Eaglecrest. This past season we experienced some challenging conditions due to unusually low snowfall. While we were able to open the mountain a week early - the end November, lack of snow in February did force us to make the decision to close the mountain for the season in mid-March. This low... More 

Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Eaglecrest is a nice local ski area, but the weather can be marginal. It can be sunny, cloudy, snowing or rainy on any given day. If you are a fair weather skier pick you day. If your a hardcore skier or snowboarder go when it's open.

Thank Craig D
SkiEaglecrest, Manager at Eaglecrest Ski Area, responded to this review

Winter 2014-15 wasn't kind to us, that's for sure. Keep in mind though, we are only a few years removed from having the deepest snowpack in the Western Hemisphere! No lift lines and powder lasts for weeks at a time! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This place should be ranked #2 (just after the Glacier) because the experience was phenomenal! First, it was only $55 to ski all day, rent ski gear, and take a 2 hour training lesson with instructors. The instructors and staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. The slopes were awesome! The views from the ridge were absolutely breathtaking and worth climbing... More 

Thank Jake W
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

My husband and I had a destination wedding (just the two of us). We signed up for snowboarding lessons at Eaglecrest and we had the time of our lives! It was so much fun! All the staff was very nice and our snowboarding instructor was so wonderful and patient with us! (I think her name is Diane?) Eaglecrest made us... More 

Thank Jessica D
Moscow, Russia
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141 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

We spent a day in Jan 2016, and took private teachers for Snowboarding. It was amazing - the area is great for beginners but also for advanced, the lessons as well as rental and lift pass is compared to many other areas in the world very affordable and the equipment is new and in good shape. Our teachers were more... More 

Thank Evy H
SkiEaglecrest, Manager at Eaglecrest Ski Area, responded to this review

Thanks, we're so glad you had an amazing time! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are visiting from California and our experience was fantastic. The Ski area is gorgeous overlooking beautiful majestic mountains. The staff is extremely helpful - I had to reschedule my ski lesson bookings and they were extremely helpful in accommodating my request. My ski instructor - Mark was extremely knowledgable and adjusted the pacing of lesson to... More 

Thank Saurabh B
Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Being fairly new to Juneau, I finally signed up for lessons at Eaglecrest to learn the basics of downhill skiing. My husband and I were paired with an instructor (Leslie- 25 year veteran skier and teacher) and a newer employee who was shadowing her (Hunter), so we had one-on-one attention for this lesson. Leslie took us through all the basics... More 

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