Beyond the ski area boundary is backcountry terrain. There are no ski patrol services or avalanche hazard reduction measures.
If you choose to venture beyond the boundary, you are solely responsible for your decisions, safety and welfare.
You may encounter avalanches, unmarked terrain hazards, disorienting terrain and changes in weather!
Beyond the ski area boundary, rescue may not be possible. Pursuant to the Alaska Ski Safety Act, Eaglecrest Ski Area assumes no responsibility or obligation for performing rescues in the backcountry.
Be prepared for avalanche danger, terrain hazards, and weather changes!
Backcountry Checklist - Do You Have?
- Avalanche transceiver, shovel & probe and are skilled in its use?
- Avalanche awareness training and backcountry travel skills?
- Partners who are properly trained and equipped?
- Practiced companion/self-rescue skills?
- Knowledge of the current snowpack structure?
- The current weather forecast (snowfall, winds, temperature, visibility)?
- A plan, someone who knows where you are going and when you plan to return?
It is Your Responsibility and Your Decision!