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Eaglecrest remains optimistic

...prefer to look on the snowy side."As ski area operators, we are eternal optimists when it comes to weather," said ski area manager Matt Lillard. Also, they say, other years have been worse, at least in terms of ski area closures. In 2003...
New chairlift bidding delayed for a week

...seeking to build Eaglecrest Ski Area's new mid-mountain chairlift was delayed for a week on Wednesday, according to ski area Manager Kirk Duncan. The bid process was bumped to allow the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to finish work...
My Turn: Empowered board for Juneau's pools makes sense

...more responsive way. The CBJ aquatics director will report directly to the empowered board just as the Eaglecrest Ski Area manager reports to the Eaglecrest BoardThe Assembly will still retain oversight by its power to appoint board members and...
Some rates rising at Eaglecrest Ski Area

...and Nov. 2 will increase $20. "We've managed to do pretty well in the past two years," said Matt Lillard, ski area manager, adding that the increase helps cover operating costs.The Eaglecrest finance committee last month recommended the...
Finance panel OKs Eaglecrest, Airport enterprise budgets fruition."It seems like I haven't heard anything in a while," Wanamaker said.Matt Lillard, Eaglecrest Ski Area manager, said that through managing staff during peak and off-peak sessions and summer partnerships with Alaska Zipline...
State Briefs

...down while it was checked and then ran at half-capacity, returning to full operations by noon, said Eaglecrest Ski Area Manager Paul Swanson. Ice on the cable briefly stopped it from catching on the lift's drive wheel. Friction made the ice...
Hoping for snow

...if the precipitation came in the form of a white solid rather than a colorless liquid. Some, such as Eaglecrest Ski Area Manager Paul Swanson, want snow for more than one reason. Swanson, who hopes for an early December opening, knows snow...
Eaglecrest skiers scoop up passes

...this year over last, according to Eaglecrest officials. The additional revenue came from a $50 price increase. Ski area manager Kirk Duncan said that last year's big snowfalls and this year's long-range forecast of a colder and wetter winter...
Eaglecrest to benefit from FAA power plan

...two summers to service power lines and a Federal Aviation Administration station at the top of Eaglecrest Ski Area. Ski area manager Kirk Duncan said that road is the real the benefit of the project. "Ski operations are doing fine without power...
New jumps and bumps

...and was expected to draw younger boarders and skiers to the city-owned winter recreation area, said Eaglecrest Ski Area Manager Paul Swanson. Roped off from the rest of the Sourdough run, the park is a series of eight hills in two groups...


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