Friday, May 26, 2017
Spring has arrived at Eaglecrest, the snow is quickly melting, the flowers are starting to bloom on the lower mountain and the trees and grasses are greening. As of May 25, the summer trail is free of snow to the bottom of Inside Passage and it wont be long before hikers can get to Easy Bowl without walking through snow. The Lower Nordic Trail is clear of snow all the way down to Fish Creek and the access to the Treadwell Ditch.
While the ski area is closed for the season, staff is busy on the mountain Monday Thursday. All facilities are locked for the summer however the Ticketing Office in the Porcupine Lodge is staffed Monday Wednesday from 10am 2pm for those who need access to lockers or with questions. You can also call 907-790-2000 x214 and leave a message. Staff will get back to you as soon as possible, please note if you call Friday Sunday, your message will be returned on Monday.
Hikers and bikers are urged to bring plenty of water as there is no running water available on the mountain during the summer months. A public toilet is available in the lower parking lot along with a variety of picnic tables. The Eagle's Nest at the top of the mountain has picnic tables, composting toilets, shelter from the weather and an amazing view. Please remember, you may encounter maintenance vehicles on the mountain at any time. For your safety, please stay off and clear of all ski area machinery including chair lifts as they may move unexpectedly at any time.
We all know that Eaglecrest is a special place and we invite you to explore the mountain during the off-season. Whether you hike to the top of the mountain, wander the meadows of the lower Nordic Trail, or experience the challenge of the Sourdough Downhill Mountain Bike trail; Eaglecrest is a great place to spend the summer months.
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