Eaglecrest Ski Area

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

CURRENT SNOW REPORT:

Updated:11-17-2014 10:39:19BaseTop
New Snow (24hrs)00
New Snow (48hrs)00
Total Snow08
Temp0°FNA °F
Wind018

Total Snow to Date: 0"

11-17-2014 10:39:19: The snow is creeping down the mountain and we know winter is just around the corner! The EarlyBird Sale ends on November 15 - make sure you are ready for winter!
Hikers are urged to use caution, snow cats and other machinery will be working on the mountain.

Snow Report and Weather

18 kts · NA °F · 24HR Snowfall 0"

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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