The status of Alaska 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 about 4 inches of new powder snow in the past 24 hours. The base at the day lodge is about 58 inches and 155 inches is reported at the top. Groomed runs have packed powder and ungroomed areas have powder.
Runs groomed today are Easy Bowl, Williwaw, Mother Lode, Sluice Box, Ego, Lower Hilary's, Logjam, Muskeg, Dolly Varden, Otter Slide and Inside Passage.
The Upper Hilda and Troy Loop Nordic trails were trackset Monday and have several inches of fresh powder on top. The Lower Loop was trackset today. A series of skate and classic ski lessons runs this weekend. Call 790-2001 for details.
The ski school offers lessons 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. 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 Lake area are set by the Juneau Nordic Ski Club when conditions allow. The lower Dredge Lake area was set Monday and there is new snow on top. For updates, check home.gci.net/~jnordski/. The Eagle Beach State Park loop trail is set occasionally and can be used if skiers avoid construction equipment working in the area.
Ice skating, Juneau: The city floods part of Melvin Park, off Riverside Drive in the Mendenhall Valley, for skating when weather permits. Lights are on 4-11 p.m. Skaters were also using Twin Lakes this week and cleared some paths, which may be covered with new snow. Skaters should always use caution in all locations.
Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska: Reporting groomed powder conditions, with 38 inches at the base and 164 inches at the top. Details: (907) 754-7669 or www.alyeskaresort.com.
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