While ski areas down south are struggling with not having enough snow cover this winter, Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area has plenty. As of Friday, there was about 38-inches at the base and 148-inches at the top of the Ptarmigan Chair. Eaglecrest’s Barbara Lindh said on KTOO’s Morning Edition on Friday that they are currently number one in the nation for deepest snow so far this season.
Lindh said expect spring snow conditions this weekend with temperatures expected to remain in the thirties.
The latest nationwide snow report from OnTheSnow.com shows Eaglecrest way ahead of #2 Mt. Bachelor in Oregon.
- A new weather station installed on Mt. Ripinsky last month is now relaying data on weather conditions that could help hikers, climbers and skiers prepare for bad weather -- especially avalanches.
- Kids attending the Homer Folk School learn everything from making apple juice to building kayaks.
- Bethel has made more than a quarter of a million dollars from its 12 percent sales tax on alcohol since legal alcohol sales began in April.
- A National Weather Service meteorologist says warm ocean temperatures and less sea ice suggest this year's winter could be close to normal.