Snow report

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2002

The status of Alaska and Pacific Northwest ski areas include:

Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau: Platter, Ptarmigan and Hooter lifts operate about 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Thursday through Monday. Tubing hill is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday night from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday night skiing is also in full swing from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m..

Eaglecrest is reporting 19 inches of new snow in the past 72 hours. They have received 12 inches of fresh snow in the last 24 hours and 18 inches in the past 48 hours. The base at the day lodge is 30 inches and 128 inches is reported at the top.

Runs groomed today are Easy Bowl, Williwaw, Otter Slide, Mother Lode, Sluice Box, Sneaky, Grubstake, Trickster, Sourdough, Muskeg and Dolly Varden.

For Nordic skiers, the Upper Nordic trail was trackset on Monday and the Lower Loop is open again and was trackset today.

The ski school offers lessons every day beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the cafeteria and rental shop are open. Call 790-2000, 586-5284 or go to www.juneau.org/eaglecrest for details.

Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska: Reporting no new snow, 14-134-inch base with surface powder conditions. Open daily. Details: (907) 754-7669 or www.alyeskaresort.com.

Whistler and Blackcomb, about 75 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia: Reporting 1 inch of new snow, 82-inch base with packed powder conditions. Open daily. Details: (800) 766-0449 or www.whistler-blackcomb.com.

Mt. Baker Ski Area, 56 miles east of Bellingham, Wash.: Reporting 12 inches of new snow, 120-166-inch base with powder conditions. Open daily. Details: (360) 671-0211 or www.mtbakerskiarea.com.

Mt. Bachelor Ski Area, about 20 miles west of Bend, Ore.: Reporting 1 inch of snow, 135-134-inch base with packed powder conditions. Open daily. Details: (800) 829-2442 or www.mtbachelor.com.

Other Washington state ski areas: www.skiwashington.com. Other Northwest ski areas: web.pdx.edu/~cyjh/orresorts.html.

Want to suggest a ski area for this list? E-mail edschoenfeld@juneauempire.com



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