Alaska ski areas would get to serve booze bill proposes

JUNEAU, Alaska — A bill pending before the Alaska Legislature would allow the state’s ski areas to serve alcohol.The Juneau Empire reports that Eaglecrest Ski Area was poised to open a bar until the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board last fall rejected the Juneau ski area’s application.Ski and snowboard areas are not included in a provision of state law that outlines the recreational places or events where alcohol sales are permitted.Legislation proposed by the Republican Sen. Peter Micciche (mih-CHIK’-ee) would add ski and snowboard areas to the list.The bill is more broadly aimed at preserving the liquor license for the Alaska State Fair.Eaglecrest’s general manager says that if lawmakers approve the bill and it becomes law, the ski area could open a bar next winter.The Associated Press read more