The status of Alaska and nearby ski areas includes:
Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau: The ski area closed Saturday due to deteriorating snow conditions. Heavy rain Friday night and Saturday morning melted much of the base and forced Eaglecrest management to shut down the lifts.
Eaglecrest will reopen when snow conditions allow. Call 586-5330 for updates on snow conditions and hours of operation.
The Eaglecrest ski school offers ski and snowboard lessons beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. when Eaglecrest is open. Call 790-2000 or 586-5284 for details, or go to www.skijuneau.com/.
Nordic ski trails, Juneau: Tracks have been set at the Mendenhall Campground, the Dredge Lake area and Eagle Beach State Park. Conditions vary depending on weather and forest cover. Reports by the Juneau Nordic Ski Club are at home.gci.net/~jnordski/.
Snowmachine trails, Juneau: The Lake Creek and Treadwell Access/Dan Moller Trail are open to snowmachiners but could close if snow cover melts further. Watch for signs and gate closings.
Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska: Reporting little new snow, with 22 inches at the base and 90 inches at the top. Details: (907) 754-7669 or www.alyeskaresort.com.
Whistler and Blackcomb, about 75 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia: Reporting fresh snow and a deep snowpack on all runs. Details: (800) 766-0449 or www.whistler-blackcomb.com.
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