Eaglecrest Ski Area

Juneau, Alaska
tel. 907-790-2000
www.skijuneau.com

CURRENT SNOW REPORT:

Updated:02-11-2016 09:28:09BaseTop
New Snow (24hrs)00
New Snow (48hrs)00
Total Snow791
Temp40°F34°F
Wind010

Total Snow to Date: 200"

02-11-2016 09:28:09:Temperature at the top of the mountain is 34 degrees with light winds at 10 mph, 40 at the base with even lighter winds, higher clouds with light and occasional rain expected throughout the day. No new snow in the past couple days, but the mountain has softened up a bit with the warmer weather and that should make for some awesome soft turns all over the mountain. Almost spring skiing.

Porcupine, Hooter, and Ptarmigan lifts start loading at 9:00 AM this morning, with Ptarmigan closing at 3:30 this afternoon, the bowls closing at least 30 minutes prior, and Porcupine and Hooter closing at 4:00.

Groomer skiing is the way to go. The try Mother Lode – nice, fun terrain to work your edges on. All mountain services are open. The upper Nordic loop has been groomed for skating and set with classic tracks, and access to the upper loop is via Trickster.

The thought for the day comes from the movie Aspen Extreme, which was playing at my place last night – “Dream big or don’t dream at all, baby.”

Weather Underground PWS KAKJUNEA17 Mobile Friendly Stats Page

Snow Report and Weather

10 kts · 34°F · 24HR Snowfall 0"

CONDITIONS

Eaglecrest Mountain Safety

Risk of Avalanche

While snow safety and avalanche mitigation efforts help reduce the risk of avalanches, avalanches and snow slides may occur at ski areas, both inside and outside of the posted boundaries.  Avalanches are an inherent risk of the sport due to the nature of snow and it's accumulation on steep, mountainous terrain. Become educated on how to reduce the risk of injury or death from avalanches through your own actions and awareness.  Visit htt://www.avalanche.org or contact the Eaglecrest Ski Patrol for further information on the risks and prevention of avalanche-related injuries or death.

Deep Snow & Tree Well Safety

Tree Well Diagram

What is a Tree Well?

A tree well is a void or depression that forms around the base of a tree can and contain a mix of low hanging branches, loose snow and air. Evergreen trees in particular (fir, hemlock, etc) can have large, deep tree wells that form when low hanging branches block snow from filling in and consolidating around the base of the tree. These voids can be hidden from view by the tree’s low hanging branches.

There is no easy way to identify if a particular tree has a dangerous tree well by sight therefore, treat all tree wells as dangerous.

In simple terms, a tree well is a hole or void in the deep snow, which is clearly marked by a tree. You can easily identify and avoid these areas.

Tree Well Safety

For more detailed information on Deep Snow and Tree Well Safety, please visit DeepSnowSafety.org

                

 

 

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