The top of the mountain at Eaglecrest Ski Area had 97 inches of snow, and the base had 22 inches, as of Saturday. The snow was granular, sugary-like turning on the groomed runs, with a variable hardpack off-piste.
Runs groomed for Saturday were:
Easy Bowl, Williwaw, Otter Slide, Cheechako, Mother Lode, Super G, Hilary's, Ego, Logjam, Runout for Raven, Sneaky, Trickster, Sourdough, Muskeg and Dolly Varden.
The Upper Hilda/Troy Loop was trackset Saturday. On the Lower Meadow Loop, just the outer perimeter was trackset Saturday because of minimal snow coverage. Some spring-like obstacles are appearing, but the trails are generally good skiing with granular snow, the ski area said.
For snow updates at Eaglecrest, call 586-5330.
The Juneau Nordic Ski Club reported on Thursday good conditions at Mendenhall Campground, particularly the skating.
Parking on Skater's Cabin Road is allowed only on the west side beginning with the intersection of the entrance road to Mendenhall Campground all the way to the West Glacier Trailhead Parking Lot.
For the most recent trail conditions, try home.gci.net/~jnordski/.
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