Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau: Platter, Ptarmigan and Hooter lifts operate 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The tubing hill operates 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends and holidays.
Eaglecrest reported machine-packed and ski-cut powder on most trails. The snowpack at the top of the mountain is 77 inches. The lodge reported a depth of 15 inches.
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 Hilda and Troy Nordic loops trail have been trackset and are good for classic and skate skiing. The lower loop has bare spots and is not recommended for skiing. Call 790-2000 for details or go to www.skijuneau.com/.
Mendenhall Lake is set for skate and classic skiing and has an inch of powder on a cushioned base. As of last report, Mendenhall Campground and the Dredge Lake area trails were packed and icy with bare patches and were not recommended for skiing. 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