Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Four Juneau students received season passes at Eaglecrest Ski Area.
Eaglecrest Ski Area is proud to announce the winners of the 2017/18 Hilary Lindh Scholarship. Michael Cesar, John Barnhill, Linnea Bush and Trevor Stephens were the recipients this year. These students are wonderful examples of the hard work and dedicated spirit exemplified by the Lindh Scholarship. Eaglecrest is proud to award these students a 2017/18 season pass. Those who applied and were not chosen will receive a lift ticket, rental and lesson package. The winners can be found at SkiJuneau.com’s Word on the Mountain.
The Eaglecrest Board of Directors established this program in 1992 in recognition of Hilary Lindh’s 1992 Olympic Silver Medal and the hard work that she dedicated to downhill ski racing. Hilary started skiing in Juneau at an early age and won the U.S. and World Junior Championships in Downhill at age 16. She also attended a Utah ski academy in 1984, competed on the World Cup Circuit for twelve years winning three World Cup Downhills, and competed in three Olympics.
After winning the 1997 World Downhill Championship, Hilary Lindh was inducted in to the U. S. Ski Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. The Hilary Lindh scholarship is a great way for Eaglecrest to connect with the Juneau community and support young skiers and snowboarders looking to pursue their dreams of snowsports.
Opening day is scheduled for December 2nd and Eaglecrest staff is hard at work getting ready for lifts to spin. To see mountain updates and stay in touch with all things up the hill, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, as well as SkiJuneau.com.
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