Eaglecrest Ski Area

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

CURRENT SNOW REPORT:

Updated:12-20-2014 13:22:31BaseTop
New Snow (24hrs).501.5
New Snow (48hrs)110
Total Snow825
Temp33°FNA °F
Wind1005

Total Snow to Date: 44"

12-20-2014 13:22:31:Good Afternoon! Porcupine Chair will be open until 3pm today,& be open every day from now until January 5th, with the exception of Christmas Day; we will be closed.
The Nordic Trails, Hooter, Black Bear, & Ptarmigan Chairs will be closed until we receive a significant amount of snow. If you are hiking on the mountain please use extreme caution. You may encounter snow machines or other heavy equipment & always hike with a buddy!

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Snow Report and Weather

05 kts · NA °F · 24HR Snowfall 1.5"

CONDITIONS

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.

Easy Searcher Beacon Park Photos

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.

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