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Kah-wah-ee Ski Area

1951 to 1974

Name of Ski Area: Kaw-wah-ee Ski Area
Location: "2nd Meadow", in the Kowee Creek drainage on the Dan Moller Ski Trail near the "2nd Cabin", southwest of West Juneau on Douglas Island
Type of Area: Ski Hill
Dates of Operation: Early 1951 to 1974 (closed right before Eaglecrest opened in 1975/76)
Who Built It?: Al Shaw of Juneau
Base/Top/ Vertical Drop:

Base: ~600' / Top: ~1400' /Vertical: ~800'

Lifts: 1 Rope Tow
Facilities: Near the US Forest Service "2nd Cabin"
Miscellaneous: After the Juneau Ski Club moved their rope tow in the early 1950s from the 2nd Meadow to the bowl at the head of Kowee Creek (the Douglas Ski Bowl), Al Shaw built a commercial rope tow operation at the 2nd Meadow site.
Sources of Information:

Eaglecrest Ski Area web site, Bob Janes - Juneau Ski Club history information

Photos: Does anyone have pictures of the skiing at Kaw-wah-ee (or current pictures of the vicinity) that they would like to contribute to ALSAP ?

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The 1974 topo map to the right shows the general vicinity of where 2nd Meadow / Kaw-wah-ee rope tow was (click on the map to expand it)

Folks from Juneau ... please let alsap know if this mapping of the Kaw-wah-ee location is inaccurate.  Thanks!


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Research Correspondence 

[Excerpt from Eaglecrest Ski Area web site history page]


In the early 1950's ... Shortly after the Ski Club's tow was moved from 2nd Cabin, Al Shaw started a commercial rope-tow operation under the name of Kaw-wah-ee Ski Company, so skiers now had a choice of two rope tow areas.

Do you have further information, stories or pictures that you would like to contribute about this ski area?