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

Mountain Safety

Easy Searcher Beacon Park

The Easy Searcher Beacon Park is designed as an educational tool for winter recreationists to practice avalanche transceiver search skills. The park is self-service and open to the public. Users select the complexity of the search; from one beacon to six beacons.

The Easy Searcher was funded by a generous grant by Alaska Search and Rescue Association through Juneau Mountain Rescue. Juneau Ski Patrol, SEADOGS and Eaglecrest are partners with JMR in additional funding and maintenance of the beacon park.

The beacon park is located in the meadow to the left of Raven run out above Log Jam.

Beacon Park Instructions

You will need an avalanche transceiver (457kHz) and an avalanche probe

1. Choose the appropriate difficulty level:

  • Easy (1-2 target)
  • Medium (2-4 targets)
  • Expert (3-6 targets)

2. The control unit activates a random pattern of targets according to the difficulty level.

3. Search with your transceiver and probe for the targets buried in the snow. The bamboo poles define the search area.

4. When you hit the target with the probe, the light and horn above the control panel will confirm the strike. All activated targets continue to transmit until the last one is probed. Do not dig up the search targets. They do not contain conventional transceivers.

5. When all the targets are found, the light and horn will go off three times.

6. The screen on the control unit will show the search times.

 

Easy Searcher Beacon Park Photos

Facebook Instagram Twitter
Event Calendar CBJ Logo