EAGLECREST SKI AREA

WEATHER

CONDITIONS

Projected Opening Day: December 5, 2020
View the Operating Schedule & Events Calendar here.

Updated Nov 29, 2020 10:07 AM

CONDITIONSBASESUMMIT
Temp33°29°
WindSSE 5mphSE 20kts
New Snow (24hr)5.8"11"
New Snow (48hr)7.6"13.7
Season Snowfall36.6"80.4”
Snowpack23”57"

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OVERALL COMMUNITY RISK LEVEL3 - HIGH
Eaglecrest is in Phase 3 Operations.

Phases of operations will evolve throughout the season based on the COVID-19 Risk Metric Rating determined by the City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center. The Risk Metric Rating fluctuates based on infection rates per 100,000 population and is updated daily by 5:00 PM.
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View Eaglecrest’s COVID-19 Operations Plan

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Eaglecrest’s parking lot is the highest road accessible location in Juneau! Please use 4WD, AWD, studded tires, or chains whenever necessary!

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November 29, 10:01 AM

The upper mountain has 11" of new snowfall and 24” in the last four days. It is wind-loaded and resting on weak layers. Real avalanche hazards exist. Eaglecrest is backcountry when we are not operating, and there has not been any avalanche control work in the ski area. Stay home if you do not have backcountry skills, equipment, and knowledge!

We’ve now had ten consecutive days with snowfall. The ten-day snow total is now 36" at the summit and 15" at the base. This is the good news! Here is the bad...

The National Weather Service is calling lots of rain coming our way, even in the highest elevations. The forecast discussion reads ominously, and I quote, "atmospheric river scenarios with high rainfall totals for the foreseeable future." Our snowmaking base is resilient and this is among the deepest preseason snowpacks we've had, but this is not an ideal start to December after such a snowy November! We'll be keeping a close eye on it. Stay tuned for more updates.

Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, and if we can survive the early part of next week, we should have one of the largest terrain openings ever at Eaglecrest! Learn more about operational changes at skieaglecrest.com/covid19. Thanks for checking in with us, and remember to wear a face covering, treat your vehicle as your lodge, and please be respectful!

If you visit the mountain, please use caution, hike at your own risk, and avoid snowmaking equipment, hoses, and cables. We reserve the right to suspend access at any time for ski patrol or mountain operations. Check the new "Uphill Status" section at skieaglecrest.com/conditions.

Updated Nov 29, 2020 11:57 AM

TrailRouteStatus
Lower TrailsEverything groomed for skate and classic, except Guy's Hill & Dog LoopGroomed (11/29)
Upper TrailsPartial routes and loops.Groomed (11/29)
We need your support this season. Please remember to purchase a Nordic Season Pass or Season Pass Add On at store.skieaglecrest.com or pay your trail fees at the Ticket Office! Enjoy the trails this preseason free of charge. Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, December 5!

Click here for a trail map.
Snowfall is not always measured on non-operating days. All measurements in inches. NA = not available.
DATESUMMIT
NEW SNOW
SUMMIT
SNOWPACK
BASE
NEW SNOW
BASE
SNOWPACK
NOTES
11.29.2011575.823Snow or rain/snow mix at base
11.28.202.7481.819
11.27.202440.517
11.26.208420.618
11.25.200.137017
11.24.206381.420
11.23.202341.819
11.22.203322.117
11.21.200 - 0.1290.215Trace snowfall at Summit.
11.20.201291.115
11.19.20028014
11.18.20028014High winds scouring snowpack.
11.17.20030014
11.16.20033014
11.15.200.8330.514
11.14.200.5330.414
11.13.205.1331.614
11.12.203.5292.714
11.11.20026013
11.10.201.5260.213
11.9.204.5264.413High winds affecting snow measurement accuracy.
11.8.20016010
11.7.200.2160.310
11.6.200160.110
11.5.200.2160.210
11.4.201.5162.110
11.3.202151.98
11.2.206135.76
11.1.200800
10.31.206100 - 0.10High winds affecting snow measurement accuracy. Trace snowfall at Base.
10.30.200.360.20
10.29.202600
10.28.201.5500
10.27.200300
10.26.20460 - 0.10High winds affecting snow measurement accuracy. Trace snowfall at Base.
10.25.200300
10.24.200300
10.23.200300
10.22.200300
10.21.200500
10.20.204.550.61
10.19.200.510.40

TERRAIN STATUS

Updated Nov 4, 2020 9:11 AM

CHAIRLIFTSCHEDULESTATUS
Ptarmigan9:00 AM - 3:00 PMClosed
Black Bear9:00 AM - 3:00 PMClosed
Hooter9:00 AM - 3:00 PMClosed
Porcupine9:00 AM - 3:00 PMClosed
View the Operating Schedule & Events Calendar here.

Updated Nov 5, 2020 12:10 PM

TERRAINSTATUS
West BowlClosed
East Bowl ChutesClosed
Pittman's RidgeClosed
Steep ChutesClosed
Beacon ParkClosed
Terrain ParkClosed

Updated Nov 12, 2020 3:10 PM

TrailStatus
Summer RoadGroomed
MuskegClosed
Dolly VardenClosed
SticklebackClosed
Black Bear AccessClosed
SneakyClosed
SourdoughClosed
Easy BowlClosed
WilliwawClosed
Otter SlideClosed
Sluice BoxClosed
GrubstakeClosed
TricksterClosed

Updated Nov 4, 2020 12:22 PM

TrailStatus
EgoClosed
Lower Hilary'sClosed
Hilary'sClosed
Log JamClosed
RavenClosed
Barrel RollClosed
Inside PassageClosed
CheechakoClosed
NuggetClosed
MotherlodeClosed
DrifterClosed
MarmotClosed
VertigoClosed
SundanceClosed

Updated Nov 4, 2020 12:22 PM

TrailStatus
East Bowl ChutesClosed
West BowlClosed
Steep ChutesClosed
Spruce ChuteClosed
InsaneClosed
Bear TrapClosed
WaterfallClosed
MostClosed
FaceClosed
WolverineClosed
Hang TenClosed

Updated Nov 4, 2020 9:11 AM

UPHILL STATUSOPEN

Always read the Mountain Report or call the Snow Phone – (907) 790-2000 x2 – before visiting Eaglecrest! We reserve 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. We might also ask guests to park differently to accommodate snow plows.

Uphill access is restricted to three routes on operating days. Please refer to the map below and read the full policy here.

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FORECAST

The link button below is the National Weather Service’s extended forecast for Eaglecrest at an elevation of 2,398′ above sea level. Click here for the 1,598′ forecast.

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The link button below is the National Weather Service’s hourly forecast for Eaglecrest at an elevation of 2,398′ above sea level. Click here for the 1,598′ forecast

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The forecast discussion is usually updated once in the early morning and again mid-afternoon.

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Windy is a weather forecasting tool that visualizes data from multiple weather models, including:

  • Global Forecast System (GFS) – This is NOAA’s primary forecasting model
  • European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
  • North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM)
  • Meteoblue
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WEBCAMS

See what’s happening right now on the mountain!

We can’t link the FAA images here. Click the button below, and then click the green dot over Eaglecrest.

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Delayed. We hope to install this webcam when the upper mountain terrain opens, but other projects are a higher priority right now.

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