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Independence Mine

  [Other] - 10:00 AM, Sat May 20, 2017

Had to walk ~150 yards to the snow. Then the left side is skiable going up, but not for long. About 1K up it is all snow. Still really good above Gold Cord and High Grade, but soon will have to walk down the road. Nice hard freeze made for good crust above Gold Cord, but pretty rugged out the post-holed road. About 2 meter wide strip on right side going down is smooth.

Report by red8wop.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 8:00 AM, Wed May 17, 2017

Thanks for the groom Ed! It covered up SOME of the postholes. Still good above Gold Cord and especially high grade, but AT gear is probably the gear of choice now. Punchy off trail, best to come down Gold Cord on the road. And now I have to find my bike...

Report by rew8wop.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 7:00 AM, Wed May 17, 2017

Groomed this morning, but not very good.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Turnagain Pass

  [Other] - 10:00 PM, Tue May 16, 2017

Any recent skiing report? Thank you.

Report by Julian Maon.


Glen Alps

  [Other] - 10:00 PM, Tue May 16, 2017

Any recent ski report from Peaks 3-6? Thank you

Report by Julian Mason.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 10:00 AM, Tue May 16, 2017

A glorious, sunny morning! Hard freeze with the clear skies even with 37.4 low temp. Road is post-holed almost the entire width, almost to the mine, but above the mine was really good. Still shows 4 on Trimble stake, High grade crust/corn the best. The east side of the road has more snow. You have to walk ~150 feet up the road to get to the snow. A little punchy off trail below mine on the way down, the old grooming was the best

Report by red8wop.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 9:00 AM, Tue May 16, 2017

A glorious, sunny morning! Hard freeze with the clear skies even with 37.4 low temp. Road is potholed almost to the mine, but above the mine was really good. Still shows 4 on Trimble stake, High grade crust/corn the best. The east side of the road has more snow. You have to walk ~150 feet up the road to get to the snow. A little punchy off trail below mine on the way down, the old grooming was the best

Report by red8wop.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 4:00 PM, Mon May 15, 2017

Great afternoon ski. Glorious actually. But I hate to say it, if it stays this warm, the end is nigh.

Report by Cape St. Elias.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 7:00 AM, Sun May 14, 2017

Weather cam shows about 1-2 inches of white stuff on the ground and 28 degrees.
sorry for the mistake on my earlier post. Archangel Rd should have been Independence Mine. MSSC may be able to groom another week at the mine.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 12:00 AM, Sun May 14, 2017

It was mixed precipitation up there. Some parts of the grooming will be good, some will not be so good.

Report by Jeff Kase.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 9:00 AM, Sat May 13, 2017

Enjoyed the scarified, frost sparkled trail up to end of the valley, some awesome off-trail crust to the east and finished with some "scary-fied" tailmarking back to the parking lot. (Actually not too scary). Thanks MSSC for the groom and info!

Report by Mark.


Archangel Road

  [Other] - 6:00 AM, Sat May 13, 2017

Hard freeze last night...the trail has been scarified, but no classic tracks.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 7:00 AM, Fri May 12, 2017

MSSC will re-groom the loops through the mine area early Saturday and Sunday AM.

Report by Ed Strabel.


Resurrection Pass

  [Other] - 6:00 PM, Thu May 11, 2017

From Seward Ranger District-Resurrection Pass trail from the south is mostly dry with some mud to Swan Lake. Snow is patchy from Swan Lake to Devil’s Pass cabin. From Devil’s Pass cabin to mile 17 on the north from Hope we needed snowshoes. The trail is very muddy between mile 8 and 17 where snow has recently melted. The trail is dry from the trailhead out of Hope to Caribou Creek cabin. Most of the down trees across the trail have been removed.

Report by Julian Mason.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 8:00 AM, Wed May 10, 2017

Great grooming! I was a bit early, it was frozen SOLID. Crust off trail was better until it started thawing a bit ~9:30. Beautiful morning

Report by red8wop.


Independence Mine

  [Other] - 11:00 PM, Tue May 09, 2017

MSSC re-groomed all loops for classic and skating. One crater on the lower portion of Renshaws Rd, 50 feet from the hay bales. Be careful!

Report by Ed Strabel.