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Becoming Alaskan: How I got schooled in the art of aurora-spotting

...north - with the polar bears.On this particular February 2014 evening there were no bears of any kind at the top of Ptarmigan Chair. Perched on the edge of the hill, my friends and I sat in view of the Eaglecrest Day Lodge, the flickering specks...
Hilary Lindh Scholarship winners announced

...first rate scholar with a great competitive spirit". Krishna's goal is to get better so he can ski down the Ptarmigan Chair. Sierra Coronell is a student at Juneau Douglas High School who enjoys snowboarding but hasn't had many opportunities...
Hilary Lindh Scholarship winners announced

...after recently learned to ski found he "absolutely loved it." His goal is to get better so he can ski down the Ptarmigan Chair. ? Sierra Coronell is a student at Juneau Douglas High School and enjoys snowboarding but hasn't had many opportunities...
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...
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...
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.


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