Snow report

Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003

• Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau: Platter, Ptarmigan and Hooter lifts operate about 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The tubing hill and terrain park are closed.

About 11 inches of snow is at the day lodge, 18-24 inches is on trails and 59 inches is at the top of the mountain. Snow is thin in many places and West Bowl trails are closed to all but experts. Hazards such as exposed stumps and bushes exist throughout the area and caution is advised.

The ski and snowboard school, restaurant, and repair and rental shop are open. The 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/. Call 586-5330 for updated snow conditions.

• Nordic ski trails, Juneau: Eaglecrest Nordic loops have been set and are usable. Call 790-2000 for details.

Mendenhall Campground and Lake trails have been set by the Juneau Nordic Ski Club. For an update, check home.gci.net/~jnordski/.

Regional ski Web links include:

• Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club: xcskiwhitehorse.ca

• Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska: www.alyeskaresort.com

• Shames Mountain Ski Area, Terrace, British Columbia, 85 miles east of Prince Rupert: www.shamesmountain.com

• Whistler and Blackcomb, about 75 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia: www.whistler-blackcomb.com

• Mt. Baker Ski Area, 56 miles east of Bellingham, Wash.: www.mtbakerskiarea.com

• Mt. Bachelor Ski Area, about 20 miles west of Bend, Ore.: www.mtbachelor.com

• Other Washington state ski areas: www.skiwashington.com

• Other Northwest ski areas: web.pdx.edu/~cyjh/orresorts.html



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