The Upper Loop firmed up over night. It was snowing as of 11:30AM which should soften things a bit. The main mini meadow loop is good and the Black Bear loop is fast. Yesterday Matt rolled the meadow side of Hilda Loop although holes and obstacles exist.
Lots of frozen human, dog and one skate ski track. Rolled with lots of weight on the roller. If it snows it should be very good. May be OK to ski but a little rough.
Will try to roll this morning if there is enough snow.
Rolled from top of hill to Bridge. Could not get roller across Bridge. Ran machine to land slide and back. Could not get over land slide.
Eaglecrest groomed the upper loop late this afternoon and it was the best skate skiing conditions I’ve seen in over a year. We took the Juneau Nordic Ski Team up there for training tonight and every skier had a blast. You can ski up and down the road, no problem. Matt says they will groom again on Thursday. Winter is here!
Classic skied to and around upper loop mid-morning through early afternoon under changeable conditions. Old school set classic track. Good snow coverage of 3 inches on packed, wet, sticky snow for 0 skis; pretty good glide with fish scales. Upper loop will be rolled by Ecrest in afternoon so skate style will be more doable.
Sneaky road access is smooth and skiable for uphill access to upper loop. Nice packed powder skate skiing and there is a good classic track now but it is getting filled in by new snow. That’s a good thing. 🙂