Eaglecrest Ski Area

Juneau, Alaska
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Updated:02-06-2016 09:20:14BaseTop
New Snow (24hrs)33
New Snow (48hrs)3.39
Total Snow10101

Total Snow to Date: 194.3"

02-06-2016 09:20:14:Grooming crew reported 3 more inches earlier this morning, and its been snowing heavy since they called in. The snowline is well below the Eaglecrest parking lot. Top is 27 degrees with winds around 15 knots. Base is hovering right around 32. Check back later this morning and well get update our official snowfall measurement, but really just get up here. The skiing is the best it's been in a while. Weve gotten more than 16" in the past three days, and it is accumulated at the base.

Expect some great groomer skiing out East and on Most, Raven, and Log Jam on the West side. Off trail skiing is very high quality with all this new snow, lots of untracked powder. The forecast looks like more of the same ahead, so if you see rain at sea level, you better give us a look and see what its like up here.

For today Mountain Lift will be serving out of the Eagle's Nest. All chairlift are running. Lifts start at 9am. Hooter and porcupine will close at 4. Ptarmigan and Black Bear at 3:30. Bowls close at least 30 minutes before last chair. Cross country skiing is groomed for both skating and classic styles on the upper Nordic loop, access via the Trickster trail. Low snow conditions do exist on the lower mountain.

The whole month of February our Retail and Repair Shops will have great deals: $10 off full tunes, $5 off edge/wax combos, and T-Shirts for just $13!

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Snow Report and Weather

07 kts · 27°F · 24HR Snowfall 3"


Black Bear Chair towers in winter

Towers at the top of the Black Bear Chair March 2009

Photo by John Erban

Black Bear Chair (Mid-Mountain Chair)

The residents of Juneau approved an $800,000 ballot measure to construct a mid-mountain chairlift. In order to obtain the funding, Eaglecrest was required to raise an additional $100,000. A capital campaign was developed and over $225,000 was raised. A very generous grant of $200,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation provided additional funds for this project. During the summer of 2008 the top and bottom terminals were installed along with all but four lift towers.


Crews are constructing loading area and lift shack at the bottom terminal

Bottom of Black Bear Chair

During July and August crews installed the chairs on the Black Bear Lift

Chairs on the Black Bear lift top of Black Bear Chair

On June 25 crew spliced the cable on the Black Bear Chair.

Splicing the cable for the Black Bear Chair Splice Line
Working on the splice The Splice Line

On June 19 the Haul Rope Installation was completed. Crews will splice the cable starting on June 24.

Top towers of the Black Bear Chair with Haul Rope Black Bear chair with Haul Rope
Towers at the top of the Black Bear Chair Looking up the Black Bear Chair lift line

On June 9 crews began installing the Haul Rope, a critcal part of the chairlift construction. The haul rope is the cable that carries the chairs and installation is expected to take a week. Crews will be unspooling the haul rope at the bottom of the Black Bear Chair. The lift line crosses over the road in several locations. Anyone on the road might be impacted by either the raising or falling of the cable. For safety reasons the mountain was off limits to everyone duriing the installation.

Working on the Haul Rope for the Black Bear chair Sandline on Tower
Haul Rope at the base of Chair Sandline on llift tower
Crews prepare to winch Haul Rope at tower 13 Winching haul rope at tower 13
Preparing to Winch Haul Rope Winching Haul Rope

During the later part of May and beginning of June, c rews completed the top and bottom terminals and installed the last four towers.

Flying a tower for the Black Bear Lift Installing one of the final towers

June 1, 2009 Flying the final towers for the Black Bear Lift

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