Mendenhall Campground ok for classic skiing

Classic skiing at the campground is not too bad. Skate skiing is only for those who can ride a flat ski – overedging will dig straight through to pavement. Looks like the amazing JNSC volunteer grooming crew was getting equipment in place so we may see the soft snow rolled out soon. Rumor has it that grooming equipment is also being put in place at Montana Creek. Be sure to check out the new connector trail that leads from the new parking area across from Skaters Cabin to the West Glacier trailhead parking lot. It’s happening!

Eaglecrest’s Nordic Advisory Committee meeting Sept. 21

Eaglecrest’s Nordic Advisory Committee will meet on September 21, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00 in room 224 at City Hall. Anyone who would like to be involved in improving Nordic skiing is welcome to attend. There are two items on the agenda:

1) Review and prioritizing of the Nordic Development plan prepared and submitted by the Juneau Nordic Ski Club board members

2) Input from Nordic skiers regarding a possible cabin in the Lower Loop area.

If you have questions or just want to comment on Nordic skiing at Eaglecrest, please contact Stephanie Hoag at

Stephanie.Hoag@juneau.org, any time!

Read the Nordic Master Plan

Real Groomers of SEAK Episode 7

Ever Since Scott Fischer hung up his spurs, the title of Number One Groomer has been up for grabs. John Staub made a lunge at it with a 5am start on the upper loop. Conditions conspired against him , (snow too soft), to take the title easily, but it was a yeoman’s effort. Quality control found a few tread break throughs, and some uneven work, but a few stretches of really nice corduroy and so his grade is average. He rates it good for ‘Pioneer Skiers’.