Fish Creek Road is a State Highway. Alaska DOT plows the road each morning prior to opening and will return as needed throughout the day. Eaglecrest is the highest road accessible point in Juneau. Be prepared for winter driving and use 4WD, AWD, studded tires, or chains whenever necessary.
Huge thanks to the entire Mountain Operations Team for putting in a valiant effort to capture a very short window of snowmaking temperatures to fortify the lower mountain. We ran 21 guns, a record for Eaglecrest, for 18 hours. Unfortunately the forecasted temperatures never quite materialized to give us quality production. Nonetheless, we added a little depth to our existing piles and left nothing to chance.
As far as opening day is concerned, it’s now up to Mother Nature as much as it is up to us. With the variety of forecasted conditions over the next 5 days across various weather models, it is impossible to predict when Opening Day will be at this point. As soon as we have new information and an opening date, we will share it here, and online in conditions report.
We'll be ready to make snow again as soon as temps arrive. Let's keep those snow dances going as it is looking like there is a chance for significant natural snowfall over the next 10 days that will allow us to officially get the season rolling. For those enthusiastic hikers please be aware that we have very little snow anywhere with hazards everywhere. Steer clear of snowmaking equipment, cables, hoses, and cats. Hopefully, that will change in the next couple of days.
NORDIC (4.9): Final day of the season! Lots of new precip last night and yesterday, but fresh grooming this morning. The early bird will get the worm today as things will soften up quickly with new precip. The lower loop has been groomed for both classic and skate skiing. No dogs are allowed on the regular lower loop trails.
The upper loop has also been groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Trickster access is open!
On operating days, uphill access is not permitted within the ski area boundary. There are three designated routes along the ski area boundary to access backcountry terrain, not Eaglecrest terrain. Please refer to the uphill route map and read the uphill policy.
Eaglecrest reserves the right to suspend uphill access at any time for ski patrol and mountain operations. This includes operating and non-operating days and hours. Uphill skiers, snowboarders, and hikers are using the area at their own risk and assume all responsibility. Always read the Mountain Report or call the Snow Phone before visiting.