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Celebrate the New Year off the beaten path

...and camping out at Cropley Lake. You can ski on the mountain all day, bring your overnight gear and tent on the Ptarmigan chair lift and ski down to the lake for the night. The best part could be skiing down to the lodge in the morning for a...
Photo: Eaglecrest fun

Jeffra Clough, Eaglecrest Director of Sales/Marketing & Snowsports School, exits the Ptarmigan Chair Lift with a young skier on Wednesday. Despite the icy coverings temperatures were 30 degrees on the mountain top.
It's Going To Be A Great Winter

...road on the east side of the mountain. We were able to put on our waxless cross country skis at the bottom of the Ptarmigan chair and ski up to the meadows. Once we were up there, we tried to follow the cross country trail, but once again found...
Thank You, 2012

...The mountain was even more amazing. A friend and I skied from the top of the East ridge all the way to the base of Ptarmigan chair in soft spring snow on June 6. There was so much snow that in January I did my all-time favorite nighttime cross...
Eaglecrest set to open on Saturday

...sparse snow cover on the western side of the mountain resulting in the decision, as of Thursday, to not run the Ptarmigan Chair on Saturday. "The reason we're not operating Ptarmigan is that the west side is even sketchier than the east side...
Gearing up: Eaglecrest hasn't opened yet, but already ski enthusiasts are out on the slopes

...director. The ski area needs about 25 inches to open officially. "Last week you could ski to almost the bottom of the Ptarmigan chair lift," Hodge said. Clough said Eaglecrest staff is busy training ski patrol and Eaglecrest staff, preparing to...
Eaglecrest preps for the ski season, whenever it comes

...the snow, punching through the crusted surface on his way to check a snow-gauge pole planted near the top of the Ptarmigan chair lift. "Looks like 19 inches," said Swanson, mountain manager for Eaglecrest Ski Area. Pointing higher up the...
State Briefs

Eaglecrest opens some upper trails JUNEAU - Eaglecrest Ski Area is running its Ptarmigan chair lift, allowing access to trails down the east side of the mountain. The Hooter and Platter Pull lifts continue to operate and...
Snow dwindles at Eaglecrest and Friday. But according to ski area Manager Paul Swanson, Eaglecrest is nowhere near closing the Hooter and Ptarmigan chair lifts. "I don't think we're close to that yet," Swanson said. "The Platter is the first to go down, but...
Welcome, Old Man Winter

...another foot or so to be comfortable opening. We are making snow on the Porcupine area as well as the bottom of the Ptarmigan chair. The forecast is calling for snow on Saturday and hopefully we will receive enough to ... be ready for next weekend...


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