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.
- Most places in Alaska are wetter than normal for August, but it's been especially rainy in Ketchikan.
- Southeast Alaska lawmakers spent time during the legislative session working to protect regional interests, including the ferry system.
- The judge gave the federal prosecutor 60 days to consider whether to pursue the death penalty. The defendant, Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, Kristy.
- A crosswalk in a downtown Juneau neighborhood is constantly being painted over in rainbow colors. Depending on who you ask, It's either an expression of creativity or simple vandalism.