, 2022-09-19 16:44:26,
This year’s Discover Eaglecrest Day was on Saturday and saw one of the best attendance in quite some time, according to staff. Many new vendors and attractions were on site for the public, as well as a chance to purchase season passes and new gear for the winter season (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Winter is coming, which means a flurry of activity is preceding eventual flurries of snow at Eaglecrest Ski Area.
Discover Eaglecrest Day was held Saturday and this year’s festivities included food, multiple vendors, and a chance to purchase Eaglecrest gear for the upcoming season. According to Eaglecrest marketing and events manager Kristen Strom, the annual event is a great opportunity to get squared away for the coming winter season as well as learn more about the resort and various clubs and other community groups.
“It’s really a day to spread the word and spread winter stoke for Eaglecrest, we’ve got ticket sales information, youth programs, adult programs, we have people walking through the new cabin, it’s a good chance to see all of our off season programs, too,” Strom said. “The support has just been unreal today.”
Strom said that while it’s an annual event, the vendors and activities vary from year to year to some extent depending on who is able to make it up the mountain. Disc golf and mountain biking are yearly regulars, but this year, Strom said, they were excited to welcome some brand new editions.
“This year we’ve really got all of our bases covered, there’s really something for everyone. This year in addition to mountain biking and disc golf, we have porcupine rides, Trail Mix, SAIL (Southeast Alaska Independent Living), ORCA (Outdoor Recreation and Community Access), Ski Club, a lot of these great organizations supporting the day,” Strom said. “We’ve got lift towers along with the new cabin, we’ve got a new electric car charging station we’re pretty excited about, so a lot of new stuff and the community’s just kind of coming together to see all of it for the first time.”
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