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Sadly, grooming efforts have ceased at this location for this season. Keep your fingers crossed for a cold and snowy 2019/20 winter!
The current temperature at Trail River is 27 degrees. All loops have been groomed for skiing. Enjoy!
Good evening. The current temperature at Trail River is 23 degrees. All loops have been groomed this evening. Enjoy!
Bear Lake is perfect for classic, skate skiing or just walking around. Light wind, full sun and expertly groomed track. Days are getting longer so after-work treks are doable.
This week we’ve experienced many trail condition improvements on Seward Ranger District with the addition of minimal amounts of snow on Sunday/Monday. 2-5” of new snow has improved skiing at lower elevations. Here is a link to the Seward Nordic Ski club page with updates and links to other ski areas, please book mark this and use for future reference.
The warm up this past week has created icy and hard packed trail conditions below 900’ in elevation. Even though all of the Seward Ranger District (except Resurrection Pass Trail) is open to winter motorized use, conditions up to approximately 900
SUMMIT LAKE: New snow overnight may overload weak layers near the ground, increasing the chance a person could trigger a larger slab avalanche.
It’s beginning to look a lot like winter but yet not enough snow cover to think about opening any areas for Winter Motorized use. Seward Ranger District thus far has received 2-6” of snow this past week at lower elevation parking lots and 1-3’ of snow above 1,500’ elevation across the District. The snow fell cold and has yet to bond with the ice layer in many locations, let’s just say ice cleats should be a staple item in your pack.
And so the story goes that there won’t be a Winter Motorized opening this Saturday on Seward Ranger District. December 1 will quietly come and go as we don’t have any snow at our winter used trailheads, let alone at 2,500’ elevation. The attached photo is near Carter Lake today, elevation 1,500’. To view the Closure Order follow this link, it’s in red to the right under Alerts and warnings.