With blue skies and cold temps, winter enthusiasts hit the slopes over the final days of Christmas vacation.
Jan. 3 marked opening day of Mt. Eyak Ski Area, with the big hill in operation from noon to 3 p.m. and the rope tow running from 11 a.m. to dark. Operations manager Dave Branshaw and crew gave Mother Nature a little boost by utilizing the ski area’s snowmaker throughout the weekend.
Positive words and thank-yous dusted Mt. Eyak Ski Area’s Facebook page surrounding the 2019 opening:
“Well done Dave and crew. Way to keep it spinning. Now get some rest!” wrote Jim Fritsch.
“Thank you, Mt. Eyak for being part of Cordova’s heart! Sigh, how many runs … missing it!!” commented Penny Oswalt.
“Dave, you and your crew Rock. It was amazing up there this past weekend. Keep up the great work,” noted April Horton.
Vivian Kennedy is the Administrative Assistant for The Cordova Times and mother to Maverick Kennedy, pictured in this story.