Changes are coming to the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Douglas Island.
Chairs on the Black Bear lift, which had a pole in the middle of the seat, are being replaced with chairs with outside poles. Eaglecrest’s other three lifts have chairs with outside poles.
General Manager Matt Lillard says there weren’t many direct complaints from skiers about the Black Bear lift but he says the change made sense for loading skiers more efficiently.
He says the chairs were bought used from a ski area in Canada and will be ready for next season.
An electrical upgrade is also planned for the Hooter lift, the last Eaglecrest lift to be converted from diesel. Lillard expects a cost savings with the move.
Eaglecrest is owned by the city and borough of Juneau.
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