Juneau ski team ends season in style

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.

Juneau Ski Club racers, coaches, and Dr. Dan Harrah. Photo courtesy Randy Bates.

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.

View the race results here.



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