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Independence Mine

  [Other] - 10:00 AM, Tue May 22, 2018

Skating was mushy and difficult. Classic tracks were great! Just need the right wax or waxless

Report by redwop.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 8:00 AM, Tue May 22, 2018

The trails are groomed. There was rain then snow and now sun.

Report by Jeff.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 8:00 AM, Mon May 21, 2018

I skied up the maintenance trail (snow machine tracks) which was smoother than the post-holed road. 1/2" fresh at Gold Cord, 2" fresh High Grade. Off trail smooth and supportable on wide touring skis

Report by redwop.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 7:00 PM, Sun May 20, 2018

MSSC plans on re-grooming the trails up to, and thru, the mine area for classic and skating early Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. This will be depending on the weather. We will do a posting following each grooming.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 8:00 AM, Sat May 19, 2018

Crust skiing is fair, collapses at times. Classic and skating lanes have been groomed up to and through the Mine area, but because of the weight of the grooming ATV there are ruts, still grooming to smooth them.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Hatcher Pass

  [Other] - 8:00 PM, Fri May 18, 2018

The large slide on x4068 happened between 6:13 AM and 8:13 AM, the slope is visible on the webcam.

Report by c.


Crust Skiing

  [Other] - 9:00 AM, Fri May 18, 2018

Any information on Turnagain Pass, particularly Sunburst? Thank you.

Report by Julian Mason.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 8:00 AM, Fri May 18, 2018

No freeze, but still good. Best of touring gear, too soft for comfortable skating. Lots of potholing bottom half. Should be good after a groom. Good off trail with wider skis above the mine. Lightly raining
Check out the huge avalanche across the road from the Fishhook parking lot- most of the fact went, must be several hundred feet wide. Avalanche debris crossed the approach to Friendship pass just above High Grade

Report by Redwop.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 7:00 AM, Fri May 18, 2018

No freeze, but still good. Best on touring gear, too soft for comfortable skating. Lots of postholing bottom half. Should be good after a groom. Good off trail with wider skis above the mine. Lightly raining
Check out the huge avalanche across the road from the Fishhook parking lot- most of the fact went, must be several hundred feet wide. Avalanche debris crossed the approach to Friendship pass just above High Grade

Report by redwop.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 9:00 PM, Thu May 17, 2018

MSSC is planning on re-grooming the mine trails early Saturday AM for both classic and skating. During our trail cleanup at GPRA we found a real nice U.S. Ski Team warm-up top. If it is yours, call 354-7524 and identify and we will get it to you.

Report by ED Strabel.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 2:00 PM, Wed May 16, 2018

Big thanks again to Ed and the Matsu Ski Club! I arrived too late for the crust, but plenty of great skiing to be had! Any feelings of guilt for leaving work disappeared during the first K. Looks like there's a trail on upper Renshaw's now. Snowed lightly, no wind, temps in the upper 30s.

Report by Dan Libbey.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 8:00 AM, Wed May 16, 2018

Hard freeze, good for crust skiing.
MSSC groomed trails up to and through the mine area for classic and skating.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 8:00 PM, Tue May 15, 2018

MSSC packed the trails thru the mine. Unable to find the upper portion of Renshaw's Rd so the Sochi/ Kimchi hill was not packed. We will groom the trails that were packed early Wednesday AM for both classic and skating. If anyone can give a hand locating the upper section of Renshaw's Rd (leave a trail thru it), we will pack and groom it early Saturday AM when we will re-groom the other trails

Report by Ed Strabel.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 11:00 AM, Mon May 14, 2018

MSSC is planning on packing and grooming the mine area for classic and skating early Wednesday AM. (We will be pulling our groomer out of Archangel Rd. Snow is going isotherm there.) We will post a report on conditions Wed AM.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 12:00 PM, Sun May 13, 2018

Great snow conditions off the road: smooth and firm with just enough surface softness.

Report by Bobbo.


Hatcher Pass

  [Other] - 9:00 AM, Sun May 13, 2018

Crust ski in the pass...soon we have Independence Mine Glacier.

Report by Spirit Cave Man.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 11:00 AM, Sat May 12, 2018

4-6 inches of fresh snow. MSSC packed the road almost to the outhouse loop (2 passes). Flat light conditions. Drove the Snowmachine into an opaque milk jug and decided to turn around. The Ski Club will probably start grooming up here starting Wednesday or Thursday. May be able to get another 2 weeks of skiing up here.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Archangel Road

  [Other] - 7:00 AM, Sat May 12, 2018

MSSC regroomed Archangel Road. Classic tracks and a narrow skate lane out to the bridge. Up to 4" of new snow above the bridge. Wide skate lane above the bridge, no classic tracks. Bright sunshine, no wind. Corn snow, kind of crusty and icy, but looks good.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Archangel Road

  [Other] - 6:00 PM, Fri May 11, 2018

MSSC will re-groom the full length of the road for classic and skating early Saturday AM.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Archangel Road

  [Mat-Su] - 10:00 AM, Thu May 10, 2018

THANK YOU. Made it back to the gate on classic skis. Slow snow, which was perfect for the descent. On the trail by 10. Did get softer as the day went on.

Report by Deborah Rix.