27 degrees. 89 inches of settled snow at the visitor center weather station. Not groomed. Road closed. Palmer DOT office said clearing the road is a low priority project. The road may not be opened up till late May or June.
29 degrees. Estimate 72 inches of packed snow on the groomed trail. The Hatcher Pass Rd is still closed above the Gold Mint parking lot. Mat-Su Ski Club is accessing the road from the snowmachine corridor and grooming the non-motorized section periodically. It was last groomed Friday night 25 March. It will be groomed the evenings of Friday, 1 April and then again on Sunday night 3 April.
37 degrees. 18 inches of packed powder on the groomed trails. Mat-Su Ski Club regularly “scarifies”, the skate lanes on most trails. Last grooming was early AM 31 March. Most grooming now occurs in the early AM to take advantage of colder temperatures. On Friday,1 April The Mat-Su ski club will scarify the Mat-Su, Pioneer, and Eska loops. We will also attempt to groom on both Saturday and Sunday 2-3 April.
38 degrees. 16 inches of packed snow on the groomed trails. Volunteer groomers have been scarifying the trails on a regular basis. Hard packed snow, some overflow on the swamp. Lots of moose prints and nuggets. May be better for fat tire biking than skiing.