Photos: Backcountry heaven

Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008

A group of snowboarders and skiers trekked above the fog to Pittman Ridge at the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Friday - then spent some time in the air.

Sound off on the important issues at

Watched by a crowd of 20 people or so, the athletes soared off a ramp they shoveled themselves.

In the top image, Ben Reynolds, left and Jarrett Thomas check the view after digging the ramp. Behind them, fog lingers over Stephens Passage, and Admiralty Island's Eagle Peak looms in the background.

In the bottom images, snowboarder Ryan Elliott tries to land while in mid-flight. Then he disappears into a plume of snow.

Page not found | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper

Page not found

We're sorry, but the page you were seeking does not exist. It may have been moved or expired.  Perhaps our search engine can help. 



  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback