On the way to Eaglecrest, 12 miles from Juneau, Alaska, motorist pass this house of skis on Douglas Island. Eaglecrest is a 1,540 foot vertical mountain that is a popular area for skiers far and wide.
A man named Pat Harmon built this piece of art starting with 1993 with only 20 pairs of discarded skis. Back then the idea was to build a ski fence. But, as time went on and more skiers passed his fence and his collection grew to a three story wall shaped like a house.
Today, Pat has about 230 pairs of skis that make the wall along with multiple pairs of skis sitting around waiting to be added or hung elsewhere.
During past interviews with magazines, sports guides and newspapers, Pat has said that he has walked to his ski wall to find wedding parties doing photo shoots, tourist from Japan posing in front of the skis and European skiers helping themselves to ski parts to fix their broken skies... of course Pat smiled upon the opportunity to help.