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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...
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 to...
Swansons celebrate 50 years

...28, 1962 at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Enumclaw, Wash.He retired from his position as the Eaglecrest Ski Area Manager in 2004 after a 41-year career in the ski industry. Today, he continues to serve the Juneau ski community as a...
Eaglecrest backers to host berry festival

...welcomes the formation of Friends of Eaglecrest as a way to increase its year-round visibility, said Paul Swanson, ski area manager. "I see them doing a lot of good with putting a good vibe out in the community so people know there are a lot of...
First snow has skiers looking up

...will probably open in the next couple of weeks, if the snow keeps going like this," he said. Kirk Duncan, the ski area manager, was more skeptical. "It is somewhat early for this type of snow to come, but it could melt in a week," he said...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...their way up to the ski area with their parents. ``It looks like we're having a decent crowd for a Friday,'' Ski Area Manager Paul Swanson said. ``Our parking lot's probably half full, both lots. It's good skiing.'' Juneau public...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...are waiting for work. "We have people trained and sitting on the sidelines, and we are losing a few of them," ski area manager Paul Swanson said. "I feel bad for workers as well as the skiers and boarders." Most of his employees are seasonal...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...but not nearly enough. "We have about 8 inches on the ground at the base and probably 4 feet at the top," said ski area manager Paul Swanson, who was busy this morning plowing about 3 inches of wet, heavy snow from the Eaglecrest parking lot...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Recklessness is punished on ``a sliding scale based on the severity of the situation,'' Mendivil said. He said ski area managers understand that some skiers and snowboarders like going faster and farther than others. In an effort to channel...
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...


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