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.