Eaglecrest, AK, Receives Record Snowfall in 24 Hours

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Powder day at Eaglescrest after a record snow fall | Picture: Eaglecrest Ski Area Facebook Page

Eaglecrest Ski Area received 14.3 inches of snow from midnight to midnight on February 24, 2023, smashing the 56-year-old record for the Juneau area from 1967 by 5.3 inches.

This takes the 22/23 season snowfall to 162 inches at base and 349 inches up top.

Unicorn day at Eaglecrest, AK | Picture: Eaglecrest Ski Area Facebook Page

“It looks lie Juneau was the bull’s-eye for the big snow amounts,” Edward Liske, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Juneau said. Total snowfalls across the Central Panhandle ranged from 1.5 to 15.6 inches according to NWS Juneau. Downtown Juneau received approximately 9 inches, while the Southern Panhandle received much less snow, about 4-8 inches reported in Wrangell and Petersburg, and 8 inches in Gustavus.

While snowfalls are expected to ebb off over the next couple of days, more snow is expected from Tuesday onward.

Eaglecrest Ski Area is located on Douglas Island, about 15 minutes from Juneau. It is a community-owned and operated ski area with big mountain terrain, 1,620ft vertical drop, 640+ acres, impressive backcountry access, untracked powder, and hardly any lift lines.

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Eaglecrest saw dry, fluffy powder thanks to cold and try conditions |n Picture: Eaglecrest Ski Area Facebook Page

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4 thoughts on “Eaglecrest, AK, Receives Record Snowfall in 24 Hours

  1. Upon further review, that is the record for the exact date of February 24th. Ok. Makes sense now. Who posts a record like that though? C’mon Julia! Lol

  2. Is this correct? 14.3 inches seems like a shocking low single day “record” for a place that supposedly receives 320 inches a year.

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