Ski and Trails Report

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Trail Image Location Observation Date Description
Snow Shoe trail Ripinski Monday, January 4, 2016

Trail loop from Skyline to Moose Meadow, back to Tower & down to main trail is now tracked. One foot of new snow at the tower.

Nordic ski trail update - winter is Back! Monday, February 2, 2015

Valley of Eagles Golf Course:  classic tracks groomed and set on Super Sunday.  Snow packed powder.  wind NW 15  but snow is holding firm.

25 Mile Klenhini River Trail:  groomed and set for classic and also skate skiing on part of the course.

Chilkoot River Trail:  still good classic and skate tracks; except for nucklehead truck driver on first part of road.

Nordic classic Ski Trail Friday, January 30, 2015

Fresh groomed and set Nordic classic tracks set at the Valley of Eagles Golf Course, today at noon, Fri. Snow condition superb powder; Wind, North gust to 20 in places. Double track set and will reset 10 am Sat due to wind.

Ski the New Year! Friday, January 2, 2015

25 Mile trail along the Klehini Flats is set for classic skiing.  It is beautiful out there now with about 8" on top of a skinny base.  Tracks are set from the dike entry, but you can reach the trail from the DOT parking lot by skiing out and to the right or out towards the water.  There is a nice big loop in the meadow and until we get more snow, some bushes and twigs to ski through going towards the river confluence.  Swans and moose are in the area.

Dennis Miles Memorial 25 Mile Friday, March 14, 2014

The 25 Mile trail has been groomed for Saturday's race.  Please don't take your dogs out there until after the event (11 am).  Family friendly event with a kid's loop and refreshments!

Chilkoot River Road Thursday, March 13, 2014

Chilkoot River Road and Campground has classic tracks set.  Skiiing is okay, but conditions are wet and slushy.

Lutak skate and classic skiing Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Good classic and skate skiing on the Chilkoot River Road.  Protected from the north wind.  Best sun from 9:30 to 2:30.

Good XC skiing all around Monday, February 24, 2014

25 Mile, the Valley of the Eagles golf course, and Chilkoot all have great skiing now including skate skiing at Chilkoot.  Get out and take advantage of the conditions while they last!

Golf course freshly groomed Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ray groomed the golf course around 11 am today, Feb. 19.  The course is in great shape!

25 Mile XC Ski Trail Monday, February 17, 2014

Both the south and north loops are now groomed with classic track for approximately 5K+ of skiiing.  Some icy spots, but overall in good shape.

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