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Kincaid Park

  [Anchorage] - 2:00 PM, Sun Nov 23, 2014

With all the snow making equipment at Kincaid, what are we waiting for?

Report by Doug.

Independence Mine

  [Mat-Su] - 2:00 PM, Sun Nov 23, 2014

4-5 inches of fresh. Pleasant touring up the road and through the mines, did several laps. The only downside is I could feel the pavement on pole plants, and the fluffy snow wouldn't provide cushion during a fall. I didn't bottom out or hit rocks, very nice to ski on real snow!

Report by red8wop.

Chena Recreation Area

  [Anchorage] - 10:00 AM, Sun Nov 23, 2014

Does anyone know what conditions are like up at Chena Recreation area? I have a ski trip planned for Thanksgiving weekend. Should I bring skis, snowshoes, flip flops? Thanks!

Report by Rebecca M..


  [Anchorage] - 7:00 PM, Thu Nov 20, 2014

Found a pair of Swix Star poles near Service High School this evening. I left them there, thinking maybe the owner would come back for them. But if you lost a pair, I can tell you where they are: coryhsmith@gmail.com

Oh, and the trails are a mix of dirt and ice. Studs/yaktrax recommended, but you can survive without if you pick your line carefully.

Report by Cory Smith.

Glen Alps

  [Anchorage] - 1:00 PM, Wed Nov 19, 2014

~1" fresh...on ice. Only skied to the corner and back - pretty treacherous. But it was 32 degrees! Road being plowed/sanded as I left. Nees a bit more, looked tough to even walk on

Report by red8wop.

Turnagain Pass

  [Kenai] - 11:00 AM, Mon Nov 17, 2014

There is still snow at the Tincan turnout, and touring is ok with VR75 and touring skis in the meadows. Tincan bowl has snow, lots of glide cracks but looks skiable top to bottom

Report by red8wop.


  [Anchorage] - 10:00 AM, Fri Nov 14, 2014

Skiing sucks, but mtn biking, with studded tires, rocks! With cooler temps trails are clean and hard creating fun riding. Conditions out of front range trailheads in CSP are especially enjoyable.

Report by Mark Miner.

Gold Cord Lake

  [Mat-Su] - 8:00 PM, Wed Nov 12, 2014

If you are really desperate, try skate skiing the crust on Gold Cord. We went up there on Sunday to ice skate, where ran into 1/2 dozen skate skiers enjoying the crust. Not sure what the conditions are like since it has been warming up...

Report by Hatcher Pass.

Hatcher Pass

  [Mat-Su] - 2:00 PM, Wed Nov 12, 2014

Google "Hatcher Pass webcam." But only if you want to be disappointed, and cry sad tears into your waxbench.

Report by Gavin Kentch.

Hatcher Pass

  [Anchorage] - 9:00 AM, Wed Nov 12, 2014

Can anyone give an update on Hatcher Pass conditions?

Report by desperate anchorage skier.

Glen Alps

  [Anchorage] - 10:00 AM, Tue Nov 11, 2014

There is still skiing up here, although maybe not for long. The first km is good (used touring skis with VR70) - packed with some debris. I almost didn't go down the hill, it was turning grey with slush/ice, but it skied OK and rocks avoidable. Then a mix of pakced snow with spots ice/water to German bridge. It skis better than it looks. If it freezes soon it will be salvageable...

Report by red8wop.


  [Anchorage] - 7:00 PM, Mon Nov 10, 2014

I would have loved for this to be a ski report; to have described how I eagerly wobbled up the climbs with my V2A that's supposed to be V1, and how I artfully skittered down the harrowing icy descents, mostly balancing on one leg; but regretfully I must say that what isn't dirt is ice, and I believe our fortuitous early snow is exhausted. Hillside is done until more snow.

Report by Sam Galoob.