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Glen Alps

  [Anchorage] - 7:00 PM, Mon Apr 20, 2015

Several inches of new snow. Dry on top and getting progressively wetter as you get down to the very wet base. Drier overall the further in you ski. It was not windy between 7 and 8:30. Road was just starting to freeze up when I left.

Report by Sean.

Archangel Road

  [Mat-Su] - 10:00 AM, Sun Apr 19, 2015

Skate skied up to the gate on Archangel road today starting at about 10am. Got smoother as we got higher up. A bit of new snow may it a little slushy but was still worth it. No crust unfortunately - need some cold nights. It was significantly more slushy the last two miles of our return. Skied a quick look at Ind. Mine as well - where it was wind blown and fairly difficult, but fun skiing down.

Report by steve cleary.

Eklutna Lake

  [Anchorage] - 2:00 PM, Fri Apr 17, 2015

The Eklutna Lake ice is not safe. While it may be accessible at the north end, and seems solid where it's bumpy, the ice gets smoother, but dangerously thinner near the south end. It will not support an adult. The water temperature is still very chilly for swimming.

Report by Eklutna Warning.

Archangel Road

  [Mat-Su] - 9:00 AM, Fri Apr 17, 2015

Any current reports on Archangel trail skiing?

Report by kevin dougherty.

Eklutna Lake

  [Anchorage] - 5:00 PM, Thu Apr 16, 2015

Please, please, give a report on crust conditions at Eklutna lake. Thank you, this could be the final weekend.

Report by Ekultna crust.

Hatcher Pass -- Archangel Road

  [Southeast] - 7:00 AM, Thu Apr 16, 2015

Has anyone been out to Archangel road lately? Curious about conditions. Thanks!

Report by Reagan.

Archangel Road

  [Mat-Su] - 12:00 PM, Wed Apr 15, 2015

I Skate skied Archangel yesterday, and it was surprisingly good. People were also having fun snow biking on the road. Minimal foot post holes.

Report by Pam .

Hatcher Pass

  [Mat-Su] - 1:00 PM, Mon Apr 13, 2015

Did the Bomber traverse Apr 6-10. Variable conditions including hardpack on Backdoor Gap, 4-6 in wind slab on loaded aspects on the Snowbird, and soft spring conditions dropping down off of the Snowbird and onto Archangel.
Found a sleeping pad rolled in a sack that had slipped under a bench in the Snowbird Hut - let me know if it's yours!

Report by apb.

Archangel Road

  [Mat-Su] - 7:00 PM, Sat Apr 11, 2015

Does anyone have a report on current classic ski conditions of Archangel Road or other places in Hatchers pass?

Report by mike.

Talkeetna area

  [Mat-Su] - 3:00 PM, Fri Apr 10, 2015

Mile 190 Parks Highway 2 inches of fresh on a nice sweet base. Fast touring conditions. temps near freezing, no wind and mostly cloudy but wear sunglasses. Get above the trees and you can go forever or two.

Report by funhog fundogs.

Ekultna Lake

  [Anchorage] - 5:00 PM, Thu Apr 09, 2015

Any news on crust skiing at Ekultna Lake? Please post if you're up there Friday, Saturday. Thanks

Report by Crust skier.

Glen Alps

  [Anchorage] - 8:00 PM, Wed Apr 08, 2015

I can confirm that funhog didn't hog all the fun at Glen Alps. There's still plenty to be had. The snow was much dryer by 7pm, with a few spots of moist snow. Powerline trail still has plenty of coverage. Plenty of snow in the trees heading up toward Hidden Lake/Ship Pass as well. Then wind blown once you're out of them. I didn't go beyond the trees.

Report by Sean.

Glen Alps

  [Anchorage] - 3:00 PM, Wed Apr 08, 2015

a couple of fresh inches at the trailhead, about 4 back at the German Club Bridge. soft wet snow on a hard base, very skiable except near where the trailhead trail joins the powerline to the mileage marker on the gas line. temps in the low 30s, a bit of warm win and Fun. that's right Fun with a capital F. get it before the sun and wind do.

Report by funhog fundogs.


  [Anchorage] - 7:00 PM, Mon Apr 06, 2015

Kincaid still skiable on the snow making loop, though it's melted out across the trail in a couple places and just about to be in a couple more. Glad I listened to sunday's report and went but it seems it's on it's very last leg. Incredible that it was doable frankly - all due to the snow making, regular grooming and endless compaction this winter.

Report by Ryan Hickel.

Archangel Rd

  [Mat-Su] - 6:00 PM, Mon Apr 06, 2015

MSSC will groom the non-motorized portion of the road for classic and skating tomorrow, late AM. This could be the last time we will groom the road as we will be pulling our grooming equipment out from the trail head. If there is skiable snow in mid May we may groom for the "Big Dogs" as they start their 2015-16 ski season.

Report by Ed Strabel.

Glen Alps

  [Anchorage] - 7:00 PM, Sun Apr 05, 2015

Skied Powerline to the bridge and back. About 3-4" of fresh snow on top of what looks like it was soft, wet ice. It's bonding well. The snow that's there is sticky though, so wax before you go. There were rocks and dirt present within a couple hundred feet of the T, but from parking lot to the T, and from 200' or so beyond the T, there were no rocks showing. Skatable, but your tips will be in fresh snow after a while. If you bring your dog, beware the pile of human poop about 1/2 mile before the bridge on the right hand side of the trail. All that tundra and they had to do it there. Must've been an emergency. The base was firm enough that fat biking would be fun as well.

Report by Sean.

Kincaid Park

  [Anchorage] - 5:00 PM, Sun Apr 05, 2015

I skied many laps around the snowmaking loop, without taking off my skis, 99% of the time on snow no less. Still, technically, skiable in my opinion.

Report by Gavin Kentch.