The status of Alaska and Pacific Northwest ski areas include:
Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau: Platter Pull, Ptarmigan and Hooter lifts operate about 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
Eaglecrest has received 10 inches of new snow since Monday and 2 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. Powder conditions are reported all over the mountain with an 84-inch depth at the top and 21 inches at the base area.
The east side runs off the Ptarmigan chairlift were groomed overnight, including Williwaw, Inside Passage, Cheechako, Mother Lode and all of the lower Hooter slopes except Ego.
The ski school offers lessons every day 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.
Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska: Reporting no new snow, 24-48-inch base with powder conditions. Open Wednesday-Sunday, open daily beginning Dec. 19. Details: (907) 754-7669 or www.alyeskaresort.com.
Shames Mountain Ski Area, Terrace, British Columbia, 85 miles east of Prince Rupert: Open Wednesday-Sunday through April 7, plus daily during Christmas holidays. Details: (250) 635-3773 or www.shamesmountain.com.
Whistler and Blackcomb, about 75 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia: Reporting no new snow, 66-inch base with powder conditions. Open daily. Details: (800) 766-0449 or www.whistler-blackcomb.com.
Mt. Baker Ski Area, 56 miles east of Bellingham, Wash.: Reporting 8 inches new snow, 92-108-inch base with powder conditions. Open daily. Details: (360) 671-0211 or www.mtbakerskiarea.com.
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area, about 20 miles west of Bend, Ore.: Reporting 6 inches new snow, 83-86-inch base with powder conditions. Open daily. Details: (800) 829-2442 or 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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