Scott groomed the campground for skate and classic and reports excellent conditions, corn snow. He is grooming on the other side of the road right now and then will be done.
The trail follows the roads through the campground with a few very low grade hills. It’s 0.25k to the loop and if you ski all of the main loops it’s another 2.88km. The trail is suitable for all abilities of both skate and classic skiers. The skate lane is wide, good for passing, and as a result the campground can accommodate many skiers. The mostly wind-sheltered trail is durable and well-drained and is usually open for skiing all season Dec.-Apr. Views can include ponds and the Mendenhall lake and glacier. Skiers with dogs should keep them under control and clean up after them. There is a permanent outhouse next to the Skaters Cabin and the USFS usually opens the restrooms across from the backpackers loop. Parking is in front of Skaters Cabin, Skaters Cabin Road, Juneau, AK 99801.