Eaglecrest closing weekend & Slush Fest March 31
Eaglecrest Ski Area’s 2018-19 winter season is coming to an end. After two weeks of sustained warm temperatures, the snowpack is thinning rapidly and Eaglecrest is forced to adjust the operating schedule. Sunday, March 31 will be the last day of chairlifts on the main mountain. The Porcupine Learning Area will be open to the public and for scheduled school groups Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5.
This season has been a real treat. Eaglecrest enjoyed powder days, storm days, bluebird skies, and some truly great spring conditions. Join Eaglecrest in celebrating this wonderful season’s end at Slush Fest 2019 on March 31. There isn’t enough snow to safely host the pond skim, so this year’s Slush Cup is now Slush Fest.
There will be live music, BBQ, and festivities at the base of the Ptarmigan Chairlift. The lift will run an extra hour until 5 p.m. The BBQ will be open from 11:30 a.m. through the last chair, and the music will start at 2 p.m. It’s free admission, and all ages are welcome. Non-skiers and snowboarders can hike up to the chairlift base and enjoy an open-air concert and festive mountain atmosphere. Juneau Soul will be performing with additional bands to be announced soon.
In total, Eaglecrest’s 2018-19 season will amount to 85 operating days, including 78 with Ptarmigan, Black Bear, and/or Hooter Chairlifts. As always, the goal is to provide consistent and dependable winter operations to the people of Juneau and Southeast Alaska. Eaglecrest is excited to continue learning, improving, and growing in the years to come.