What makes cross country skiing at Eaglecrest exceptional is the terrain. What makes cross country skiing at Eaglecrest unparalleled is the terrain nestled in the shadow of Alaska's pristine beauty. With 8 kilometers of groomed Nordic Trails sitting at the perfect elevation for natural snowfall, it's hard to imagine a more scenic place to ski. Our Upper Loop trail offers breathtaking views of mountain valleys and peaks, while our Lower Loop trail winds its way through meadows and trees. Instruction is available for those who are new to the sport, while workshops are regularly available to those looking to improve their skills. Eaglecrest, Juneau's Winter Playground.
The Juneau Nordic Ski Club (JNSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run almost entirely by dedicated volunteers. The mission of the JNSC is to enhance, develop and promote Nordic skiing in Juneau. JNSC puts more people on skis more often on more kilometers through youth development, trail development and trail maintenance in the Juneau area.
Through various land management agreements, the JNSC grooms trails on public lands during winter in multiple locations around Juneau. The JNSC regularly grooms Montana Creek Road, the Mendenhall Campground and Lake (when ice and snow conditions are safe). Additional ‘pop up’ locations are established when snow cover allows, such as Pioneer Road, Amalga Meadows, and Salmon Creek road. Additionally, through agreements with the CBJ Eaglecrest Ski Area, JNSC periodically grooms Eaglecrest trails in the early and late season and under low snow conditions to extend the season. All grooming takes place using JNSC operated snow machines and grooming attachments, operated by the volunteer groomer corps and is snow cover dependent.