Skating the lake from the Visitor Center to the West flank of the glacier, to Skaters Cabin, around the campground and back to VC. Lake conditions were variable but very skatable, especially on the rolled section near skaters. Stay away from the glacier face (new ice) despite the foot path there.
4 km of the Eaglecrest lower loop groomed this morning for skate and classic. Conditions are very good. Packed powder.
Mendenhall Lake drilled on Jan 18th 2019
at 7 sites along nordic trail. Ice depth of 12 inches
at all sites. Ice surface is rough with a trace of new snow.
Conditions are Poor for skiing until more snow arrives.
Groomed for skate this morning. Conditions are good
Classic track holding up with 1 inch new snow skied into
Both classic track and skate lane were groomed at Eagle Beach. Very good conditions. The snow out there is like everywhere else; dry crystals thawed earlier this week and now frozen and smoothed by the ginzu.
Waiting for more snow to cover the frozen and challenging conditions. Will groom when able. If you go out there be very careful as the snow is like concrete.
Grooming finished at 11:00. Skate looks great as does classic.