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Community kickoff event for Eaglecrest Cabin Project June 14

June 5, 2018 – News

Eaglecrest Ski Area, Eaglecrest Foundation, and the Juneau Community Foundation are working in partnership toward building a new public access cabin at Eaglecrest. The Eaglecrest Cabin Project partners will make a presentation on the cabin concept, as well as construction and fundraising plans, on June 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Eaglecrest Lodge. The public is invited to learn more about the plans to add an accessible, off-road shelter that will help address high local demand and increase Juneau’s appeal as a destination for independent travelers. Light refreshments and drinks will be available; auction items too!

For more than 20 years, Eaglecrest has held the goal of building a public use cabin in order to expand its outdoor recreation facilities and to increase year-round use of its property. The cabin will accommodate day use and overnight stays with six to eight beds for campers, hikers, wildlife viewing, skiers and other back county uses. It will be located roughly one mile from the parking lot in the vicinity of the Hilda Valley Dam at the start of the Treadwell Ditch Trail, adjacent to the Nordic Upper Loop ski area. The location offers vistas of the upper Fish Creek Valley and Mt. Ben Stewart, and easy access for maintenance and cabin users.

The goal is to break ground this summer. Eaglecrest, Juneau Community Foundation, local architects, engineers, contractors, and community volunteers have been meeting for more than a year to develop this project. Eaglecrest will oversee project development and assist with fundraising. Upon completion, Eaglecrest will own and operate the cabin on a year-round basis. The Juneau Community Foundation will help raise funds, secure pro bono support, and provide financial administration for the project. The Eaglecrest Foundation is an important fundraising partner and community advocate.

To learn more about this project as it moves forward or to donate, visit the Juneau Community Foundation website, juneaucf.org.

For more information, contact Juneau Community Foundation’s Amy Skilbred at 523-5450 or amy@juneaucf.org, or Eaglecrest Manager Dave Scanlan at 790-2000 ext. 221 or Dave.Scanlan@skijuneau.com. Also, check out the Facebook event page.