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Finding winter at Peterson Lake Cabin

...snow blanketed the area. It was then, if only for a moment, were we glad we brought our pulk, a low-slung toboggan that skiers or dogs can pull.Winter had settled in Southeast Alaska. As frequent summer visitors to the area's public use cabins...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-30/finding-winter-peterson-lake-cabin
Outdoors
Skijoring: Winter fun with your dog

...Cross-country skiers are harnessing their...a Spokane Nordic skier who caught the skijoring...or harness for the skier and an 8- to 12-foot...distance between the skier and the dog when encountering other skiers on the trail."That...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/skijoring-winter-fun-your-dog
Sports
Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska backcountry skier walked away uninjured after being completely...Avalanche Information Center said.The skier, whom officials would not identify, was...News.About a foot of snow covered the skier's head, Fitzgerald said. The man could...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/skier-digs-head-out-snow-after-alaska-a
State
In search of snow, ski team flies south

...us ... slaloms on Saturday and Sunday."The families rallied together to fully fund the trip at a cost of about $700 per skier. That includes plane tickets, rental cars and lodging. Mileage plans helped offset some of the flying costs.The athletes...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-27/search-snow-ski-team-flies-south
Sports
More terrain opens at Eaglecrest - with limits

...mountain for advanced and expert skiers and riders. They also opened...Nordic skiing. To get there, skiers will have to hike up Sneaky...so they're limiting each skier or snowboarder's use of Ptarmigan...lift ticket - $10 for youth. Skiers and boarders looking to ride...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-09/more-terrain-opens-eaglecrest-limits
Outdoors
Drenched by pouring rain, Eaglecrest postpones all programs

...indefinitely.The National Weather Service is predicting plenty of precipitation this week - but it's all of the wrong kind for skiers and snowboarders. Heavy rain and windy conditions are forecast through the week, and the weather service has issued a cautionary...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-20/drenched-pouring-rain-eaglecrest-postpo
Local
Eaglecrest remains optimistic

...They also plan their annual Fireworks Spectacular on Feb. 14. Eaglecrest Director of Sales Jeffra Clough worries about new skiers getting discouraged by the weather."I think we've definitely had some really good momentum going where we've worked and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/eaglecrest-remains-optimistic
Outdoors
Brown winter is abnormal but no record

The only people unhappier than the skiers are the mushers and snowmachiners.Conditions across southern...opened for use so far this winter. The chair lifts that carry skiers upslope have stayed idle.The unusually warm conditions extend...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-29/brown-winter-abnormal-no-record
Local
Nordic skiers still await snowmaking system

...he said.Kornfield said the ski association's groomers are looking forward to using the snowmaking system to provide skiers with a "steadier" winter - as opposed to a "sooner" winter.Andrew Kastning, the coach of the University of Alaska Anchorage's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-08/nordic-skiers-still-await-snowmaking-sy
State
Juneau's skiers conquer Buckwheat Classic

...last Saturday. Over 320 skiers were registered to compete...Juneau's high school skiers were not far off the...Steele is an accomplished skier who has won the Buckwheat...most inspirational skier): Joel Luet, who assisted...the first time Juneau skiers had made the top three...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-27/juneaus-skiers-conquer-buckwheat-class
Sports

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