Its been clear and cold in Gastineau Channel the past few days. Even though, the temperatures are bone-chillingly cold, Juneau locals are excited to get out and absorb their rare dose of wintertime vitamin D. The entire lake in front of the glacier froze over, allowing for awesome pics of glacier ice. At times, it felt like an alien world out there. Its always hard to shake the idea that the ice could break at any given moment. Still the photos were worth it. I’m loving the new Sony Nex.
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Tekoma translates into “snow capped peaks” from the traditional Navajo. You might be more familiar with the modern version, which is tacoma. Basically, these posts will be about various different ski resorts that I visit over the winter. I have a ski trip planned for after the new year, so stay tuned.
Lets start with Eaglecrest, which is truly a hidden treasure of southeast Alaska. Located on Douglas Island, just across from downtown Juneau, the resort offers a great escape to the long winters in southeast. Its not the typical tourist infused corporate monster than some ski resorts have devolved into. It’s actually a municipality of the city and runs much like a public pool. While it lacks in corporate flash, the community element is the driving force. Everyone knows everyone and no one is telling where the powder stash is. Next time you find yourself in Juneau, check it out. During the summer, it has an awesome zip line too.