Prior to visiting Eaglecrest, please read the Moutain Report & COVID-19 Information page. Be aware of our ski area policies and procedures. Wear a face covering and dress appropriately. There are no indoor facilities to warm up. Treat your vehicle as your lodge, and please be respectful. Have a great day!
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.
Wild day up here! Lots of snow and wind! Black Bear is now closed because of the gusts. Ski Patrol is also doing some grounds maintenance so we can bring in a groomer tomorrow and clear out the snow from under the chairlift towers by the Drifter trail. As of this morning, we had 15" in 24 hours and 72" in the last 12 days. We are closed Monday-Tuesday, and the parking lot will also be closed! So. Much. Snow! We have to dig out and all over the base campus and parking lots. If you drive up here, you'll have to park at the end of Fish Creek Road. The forecast shows A LOT more snow on the way! Temps look to be nice and cold too. We'll see everyone back here for an extra powdery Powder Wednesday! If you choose to hike, ski tour, or split board, KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! Eaglecrest is backcountry when we are not operating and the avalanche conditions are dangerous. Today’s thought: “No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed.” Erma Bombeck.
There's a JNSC event on the lower loop today. It is freshly groomed for skate and classic. Upper trails will be complete by 10 AM. Pretty much everything is groomed. 5km upper; 6km lower. No Dog Loop. Lower trails have Forest Trail, Meadow Loop, Fish Creek Loop, Guy's Hill, and multiple inner-Meadow connections. Supposed to snow 2-4" today. Come up early!
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.