After Craig Lindh died this year the resort he helped pioneer, Eaglecrest in Juneau, Alaska, held their annual Town Downhill race in his honor. He was known for many things but in Juneau’s ski community he is considered one of the principle players responsible for bringing Eaglecrest to fruition.
Eaglecrest’s annual community race already had a tight connection with the Lindh family. The race is held every year on Hilary’s Run, named after the Lindhs’ daughter, who began a professional ski career at age 14 and became an Olympic silver medalist. Hilary’s mother, Barbara, considered the run “pretty difficult,” an attribute her late husband was proud of. With Craig Lindh’s passing on March 1st, 2021, Eaglecrest renamed the annual race as the Craig Lindh Memorial Town Downhill.
Dave Scanlan, general manager of Eaglecrest resort said, “Craig is one of the true legends of Eaglecrest. If it had not been for Craig’s vision 45 years ago we may not be blessed with such a world class ski area.” He added, “Eaglecrest is enthused to work with the Juneau Ski Club, to bring the Town Downhill Race back, and to now honor one of the original founders of the ski area.”
Lindh’s wife, Barbara said, “It’s pretty exciting the people of Eaglecrest want to remember Craig this way. He would be honored to have something named after him and he was extremely proud of ‘Hilary’s Run’.”