Eaglecrest headed toward latest opening ever

Posted: Friday, January 05, 2001

JUNEAU (AP) -- The Eaglecrest Ski Area here could be headed for it's latest opening ever.

Eaglecrest had been scheduled to open Dec. 1, but a lack of snow and warm temperatures forced a delay.

The last time Eaglecrest had a January opening was in 1996 when it wasn't able to open until Jan. 13 because of a strong El Nino, said Business Manager Gary Mendivil.

The Christmas break usually is a very busy time of year, and Eaglecrest will miss the holiday revenue, he said.

But operators have been able to build up the ski area's savings account over the past two seasons and should be able to weather any adverse financial impacts, Mendivil told radio station KINY.

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