Spring brings out costumes at Eaglecrest, and on April 6 and 7, two unicorns, a dinosaur, gladiator, pirate, hockey goalie, squirrel hunter, and a number of other strangely clad ski racers could be seen on the mountain. Kids ages 9 to 56 competed in the Juneau Ski Team’s Stanley Cup spring series –a giant slalom on Saturday and Sunday’s slalom and costume race.
The 56-year-old who shows up at most Eaglecrest races is Juneau physician Dan Harrah. Dr. Harrah is a USSA Alpine Masters racer and competes in races at Washington-state ski areas as well as Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood. Juneau does not offer any masters-level competition, so he’s often seen among the junior racers. As Dr. Harrah says, “You’re never too old to be young.”
Our thanks to Coach Randy Bates for the pictures.
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