Eaglecrest Ski Area

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

CURRENT SNOW REPORT:

Updated:12-07-2016 14:33:30BaseTop
New Snow (24hrs)10.817
New Snow (48hrs)1623
Total Snow1648
Temp10°F7°F
Wind07

Total Snow to Date: 52.4"

12-07-2016 14:33:30:Eaglecrest will be closed to hiking and skiing/riding at 8am Thursday, December 8 to allow the Snow Safety Team to assess the snow conditions and perform the necessary control work. No hiking, skiing or riding will be allowed during the closure. The closure will be lifted as soon as the Snow Safety team is done with their assessment and control work. Eaglecrest will not operate any lifts on Thursday, December 8th. Eaglecrest has received approximately 8 of new snow from the current storm and it is still snowing. The Mountain Operations and Snow Safety Teams will be working as quickly and diligently as possible to get the main mountain open as soon as possible. We have a lot of work to do now that we are gaining good snow depths on the mountain. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available and THINK SNOW!

Weather Underground PWS KAKJUNEA17 Mobile Friendly Stats Page

Snow Report and Weather

kts · 5.9°F · 24HR Snowfall 17"

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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