Photo: Jib session

Donovan Bell catches air off a jump built on the Ptarmigan off-ramp at Eaglecrest Ski Area last weekend. Mark Rainery crouches beneath. Groups of riders have already begun to hike up the local ski hill. Some report between 8-10 inches of snow at the top of the mountain and ridable snow down to about the Black Bear Chair. 

Early season conditions exist and can change quickly. For more information, go to skijuneau.com.

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Buckwheat Classic registration opens

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross-country ski race will be held on March 25 on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway and include 50K, 25K and 10K classic races as well as a 5K kids race.

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Unit 4 fur season to end

The season for marten, mink, weasel and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands) ended Wednesday. Beaver season remains open through April 30.

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Fireside Lecture on Southeast’s ancient shorelines

Geologist Jim Baichtal will discuss revising old theories regarding how life adapted to Southeast Alaska’s ancient ice sheets during today’s Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

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