EAGLECREST SKI AREA, AK
We are the snowmaking crew at Eaglecrest. There are technically zero dedicated snowmakers on our team, but we have a ragtag team of eight groomers, mechanics, and mountain ops staff carrying the load! The perfect forecast for making snow is anything below 28° wet bulb; we’ll take what the rainforest gives us! We have a combined 20 years of snowmaking experience. If you opened the break room fridge, you would see paint rollers. The motto of our snowmaking team is "make snow, operate with less!" If snowmaking was a professional sport, our team name would be "The Alaska Oddjobs." The percentage of people on our crew who ski or ride is 100%. If we threw a snowmaker’s party, quesadillas would be on the dinner menu. The 5 key items we always bring on a gun run are: high vis, eye/ear protection, crescent wrench, flat head screwdriver, and a mini torch. Our crew keeps coming back year after year to make snow for the fame, glory, and riches—really for the love of it!