Snow Report

Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2002

The status of Alaska ski areas includes:

Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau: Platter, Ptarmigan and Hooter lifts operate about 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Monday, plus 4-9 p.m. Friday. Tubing hill is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday only.

Eaglecrest is reporting no new snow in the past 72 hours. The base at the day lodge is 62 inches, and 168 inches is reported at the top. Snow conditions are machine-packed powder. Off the groomed area is a variable ski-cut 4-inch powder with hard-packed snow directly underneath.

Runs groomed Saturday were Easy Bowl, Williwaw, Grubstake, Otter Slide, Inside Passage, Cheechako, Mother Lode, Super G, mid- and lower Hilary's, Racer's Cut, Logjam, Sneaky, Ego Trickster, Sourdough, Spruce Chute, Muskeg and Dolly Varden.

The upper and lower cross-country loops were trackset Saturday. Call 790-2001 for details.

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 http://www.juneau.org/eaglecrest. Call 586-5330 for updated snow conditions.

Snowmachine trails, Juneau: Parts of 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 as long as snow cover allows. Call the U.S. Forest Service, 586-8800, for details.

Nordic ski trails, Juneau: Reports by the Juneau Nordic Ski Club on trail conditions will not be available again until March 26. The club's Web site is http://home.gci.net/~jnordski/.

Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska: Reporting no new snow, with 38 inches at the base and 164 inches at the top. Saturday, March 16, was the last night for night skiing for the season. Details: call 1-907-754-7669 or check the Web at http://www.alyeskaresort.com.



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