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Winter Season Ends Early

To the valued Guests and Supporters of Hilltop Ski Area,

Thank you for an incredible season here at Hilltop. As a non-profit, the support of our community is the reason for the continued success of our operation. We want to take this time and thank you for being our guests and for your unwavering support of Hilltop Ski Area.

Social responsibility weighs heavily on us at the ski area. Over the past several weeks and days, we have taken measures to implement and maintain strong social distancing and other practices recommended by our local, state and federal health professionals. Although we have had a very strong 2020 winter season, we looked forward to some great spring skiing conditions, but we have decided to end our season a bit early this year. Keeping our guests, staff and our community safe is our number one priority. These are unprecedented times and the decision to close our lift and cease all mountain operations will help to protect our community in the coming weeks and months.

We don’t make this decision lightly and understand how important outdoor recreation is to our community and to our Hilltop families, during this time of need. As you know, this has been one of the best winters in Anchorage for many years and we hate to see our season end early, but we know this decision is supported by the Hilltop Community.

I want to personally thank our staff, who have worked so hard throughout the 2020 season including our Ski School led by Katie Black and Patrick Higgins; our H.A.R.T coach John De Haven; our Mountain Operations team lead by Cameron Bain with support of Sean Bradley, Kelly Sluder and Brie Hockersmith; our day lodge and rentals crew led by Rick Cramer with Hope Kniceley and Zach Roha; our Office Manager Korin Homestead and her team Vicky Tu and Shelbee Davis; and all rest of the folks who keep Hilltop Ski Area running. They truly are the unsung heros working to keep the operation going.

As a reminder the hill is closed to all users due to safety reasons at this time. This includes uphill travel and any other recreation until further notice.

Thank you, Alaska, for coming out this winter!

See you next season.

Trevor Bird
General Manager
Hilltop Ski Area