Eaglecrest Hires David Scanlan As New General Manager For Ski Area
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The community-owned Eaglecrest Ski Area here has appointed David Scanlan as its new general manager. Scanlan has been the GM of Mt. Abram, Maine since 2013. He is scheduled to start in his new position June 26.
“Scanlan comes to us with all the attributes we were looking for—ski area management experience, an orientation towards community-based skiing, and a commitment to living and remaining in Juneau,” said Eaglecrest board of directors president Mike Stanley.
Prior to his time in Maine, Scanlan lived in Hope, Alaska, where he owned and operated Glacier Dyeworks, a company specializing in tie-dye clothing. He also co-founded Mountain Rider’s Alliance, an organization that is focused on supporting small and community ski areas.
Scanlan has been serving as a board member for the Bethel, Maine, Area Chamber of Commerce since September 2013. He is currently serving as the treasurer of the Ski Maine Association, which represents the 18 ski areas in Maine. In 2016, Scanlan won the Ski Industry Professional of the Year Award from the Bethel area Chamber of Commerce.
Scanlan succeeds former Eaglecrest GM Matt Lillard, who left the area in March to become GM at Vermont’s Mad River Glen. Interim general manager Nate Abbott closed out the 2016-17 season following Lillard’s departure.