Snow report

Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2003

• Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau: Platter, Ptarmigan and Hooter lifts operate about 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The tubing hill operates 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends and holidays.

On Saturday morning, Eaglecrest reported four inches of new wet, heavy snow at the top of the mountain, with the snowpack at 80 inches. The lodge reported a depth of 26 inches.

Runs groomed on Friday night were Williwaw, Trickster, Logjam and Raven. On Saturday, groomers worked on Inside Passage, Otter Slide and Cheechako.

Groomed runs offered great turning skiing, while off the groomed runs, there was wet, heavy snow on the upper slopes and spring-like soft snow conditions on the lower part of the mountain.

The terrain park was closed on Saturday due to soft snow conditions.

Sunday is the last day of the Adios El Niño! Spring Festival, with the Slope Style snowboarding and skiing competition at 11 a.m. on the Sourdough run. Judging is based on rhythm, style and difficulty, and awards will be handed out at a 4 p.m. ceremony.

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's upper Nordic trail has snow and has been tracked The lower loop has bare spots and is not recommended for skiing. Call 790-2000 for details OR GO TO www.skijuneau.com/

As of last report, Mendenhall Campground and Dredge Lake area trails have snow and have been packed and set, while snow had melted off Mendenhall Lake. For an update, check home.gci.net/~jnordski/.



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