Eaglecrest Ski Area: Discover it this weekend!

Eaglecrest Ski Area is by far AK Kid's favorite place to ski. Can you tell? Photo by AKontheGO

I am simply thrilled, and I mean this, THRILLED, to have Eaglecrest Ski Area on board as the newest AKontheGO sponsor business. If you’re new to the AKontheGO family, let me explain why. Besides the fact that AK Kid thinks this place is the absolute bomb.

Who doesn't love an obstacle course? Just one of the reasons we love Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau. Photo by AKontheGO

AKontheGO is serious about our sponsors; we only select those businesses and products that reflect our mission to promote outdoor recreation, history, culture, and industry in Alaska. Eaglecrest Ski Area believes the same, and as the only kid-friendly slope in the greater Juneau-Haines-Skagway area, it’s a powerful thing to commit to showing families the best in Alaska fun.

Personally, I wish I could be there all winter. The combination of community, size, and accessibility to town has me nostalgic for my own slopes of Washington state  where I learned to wedge turn, jump over tree stumps, and make my way up the chairlift all by myself. Read about our visit last winter, and see if you don’t agree.

Discover all Eaglecrest Ski Area has to offer families at the event Saturday, September 20.

AKontheGO is making tracks to Juneau this winter for a five-day ski-a-thon, but this weekend is when Eaglecrest Ski Area really turns on the charm with their 6th annual Discover Eaglecrest Day event, scheduled for Saturday, September 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..

Take a ride up the Porcupine chairlift at Eaglecrest Ski Area on Saturday, sans snow!

How about a round of Fungi Disc Golf? No, I'm not kidding. It is southeast Alaska, after all.

Here’s what your family will find at the shindig: 

Season passes and Snowsports School deals at their lowest price of the year – including PFD pricing, available until October 5, 2014.

An Alpine Barbeque and Beer Garden, sponsored by Westmark Baranof, with food and beverages available for purchase (it’s really, really yummy).

The Porcupine chairlift will be spinning non-stop all day, in case you and the kids would like to take a ride to the top of this gentle slope. It’s fun to sit on a chair with no skis strapped to your feet, and for kids, an excellent way to become comfortable wtih the chair’s operations.

Alaska Zipline Adventures will be offering zip tours at the low rate of $50/per person. See the mountain from a different angle, and allow your older kids the opportunity to zip their way through the trees of Eaglecrest Ski Area. BUT – reserve a spot today by calling 907-321-0947.

Would you like the chance to own a piece of Eaglecrest history? The Eaglecrest Foundation will be selling retired Black Bear run chairs for $100, with all proceeds going to the Books 2 Boards program. A silent auction will also be conducted throughout the day to offer old trail signs and bubble chairs.

If I could, I’d hop an Alaska Airlines jet Friday afternoon (because it’s only 15,000 miles RT!) and make my way south, because Discover Eaglecrest Day sounds like the perfect way to kick off the 2014-15 ski season in style. Way to go, Eaglecrest! We can’t wait to see you in person.

~EK

The fun at Eaglecrest Ski Area is just a few steps away, along the trail!

 

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