Anchorage skier Hunter Eid celebrates homecoming with gold, silver at Alyeska races

Hunter Eid turned a dicey moment into a happy homecoming Wednesday on the slopes at Alyeska Ski Resort.

Eid, a 20-year-old from Anchorage who trains in Idaho, survived a shaky moment on his first run but recovered to collect gold and silver in a pair of men’s giant slalom races at the FIS Western Region Tech Series.

A third-generation Alaskan — his dad, Marc, skied for UAA, and his grandfather, Karl, created the ski jumping facility at Hilltop Ski Area — Eid trains with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation team in Idaho.

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Anchorage’s Hunter Eid, a U21 currently training with the Sun Valley ski team, celebrated his homecoming by getting back on snow in time to make the next gate after being launched at the bottom of the Steilhang pitch 15 seconds into his first run, and then winning the run and the first of two Western Region FIS giant slaloms Wednesday at Alyeska. (Photo by Bob Eastaugh)