Monday, April 29th, 2013
Spring Snow Storm In Southeast Alaska

Snow Falling In Southeast Alaska Rainforest (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelJuneau saw a record snowfall this past weekend. It may have been winter’s last breath, maybe… It almost felt as we went straight back into winter, and spring and summer never came!

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Snowscapes Of Douglas Island

    With the return of the sun, highlights and shadows reappeared and textures in the snow revealed themselves again, like here on the west side of Douglas Island.

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Friday, October 28th, 2011
Eaglecrest Snow Report

For the past few days, I have been watching the snowline slowly creep down the mountains on Douglas Island. Yesterday I decided it was time to get a firsthand look at the snowpack, so I hiked up to the top of Eaglecrest. The snowline started right above the base of Black Bear, and to my amazement I saw a couple of ski and snowboard tracks halfway up Black Bear. There was at least a foot of snow at the top of Ptarmigan, with the trees already bearing a heavy load of wet snow, as in this view near the top of the Black Bear. The ski area is scheduled to open on December 3, but I know that some of us itching to carve a few turns will be up there a lot sooner than that.

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Friday, February 25th, 2011
Eaglecrest Snow Sculptures

Skiing past these silent and motionless snow sculptures, it’s hard to imagine that there is life buried deep down inside. It never fails to amaze me how the accumulation of millions of tiny and fragile snowflakes can transform the landscape in such a dramatic way.

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Magical Winter Day In Southeast Alaska

Yesterday was simply a gorgeous winter day throughout Southeast Alaska. Greta, Florian and I went back to Eaglecrest for the third day in a row, and it turned out to be the best day skiing we had all winter. An additional six inches of fresh powder snow brought this past weekend’s storm total to 18 inches, and combined with sunny skies, no wind and no crowds, the skiing was heavenly. We skied until our legs burned! This shot is looking northeast from Pittman’s Ridge high up on Douglas Island, across to Mount Troy and Mount Jumbo, and the Coast Mountains on the mainland in the distance.

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