Snow report

Posted: Thursday, February 14, 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. Thursday through Monday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday. Tubing hill is open 4-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Eaglecrest is reporting 4 to 5 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours. The base at the day lodge is about 50 inches and 138-150 inches is reported at the top. Snow conditions are heavy, with mixed rain and snow at the base this morning.

Runs groomed today are Easy Bowl, Williwaw, Mother Lode, Sluice Box, Ego, Lower Hilary's, Logjam, Runout for Raven, Sneaky, Trickster, Sourdough, Muskeg and Dolly Varden.

The Upper Nordic trails were trackset Sunday and have 12-14 inches of heavy new snow on top. The Lower Loop was trackset today. A series of telemark clinics runs Sunday afternoons through February. Call 790-2001 for details.

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. Cal 586-5330 for updated snow conditions.

Snowmachine trails, Juneau: The Dan Moller-Treadwell Ditch trail system above West Juneau and the Lake Creek Trail off Back Loop Road are open to snowmachine and ATV use, depending on snow cover. Call the U.S. Forest Service, 586-8800, for details.

Nordic ski trails, Juneau: Cross-country ski trails at the Mendenhall Campground, Mendenhall Lake and Dredge Lakes area are set by the Juneau Nordic Ski Club, depending on snow cover. The Eagle Beach State Park trail is available for use if skiers avoid construction equipment working in the area. For updates, check home.gci.net/~jnordski/.

Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska: Reporting 5-9 inches of new snow, with 30 inches at the base and 160 inches at the top.Details: (907) 754-7669 or www.alyeskaresort.com.



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