Dan Moller Trail — Climbs steadily up through woods and meadows to the Dan Moller Bowl, known to old-timers as 3rd Cabin, site of Juneau's first alpine ski area equipped with a rope tow. Recommended for intermediate to advanced skiers, this area is a fun place to practice telemarking. The trail back down is full of whoop-de-doos. Also open to snowmachines.
Dredge Lake — Easily accessible classic skiing on almost flat trails.
Eagle Beach State Park — This area is truly a gem, with short, easy trails for anyone to enjoy in a remote park setting and unparalleled views of the Chilkat mountains gleaming with snow across Lynn Canal. Regular trail grooming provided by Alaska Division of Parks.
Eagle River — A little more challenging than skiing up the Herbert River, but worth the effort when you reach the Eagle Glacier cabin and lake.
Eaglecrest lower nordic loop — A 6k loop with twists, turns, uphills, and downhills, but still skiable for all levels. This trail is widened, straightened, and improved regularly, thanks to coordinated efforts by Eaglecrest, Trail Mix, and the Juneau Nordic Ski Club.
Eaglecrest upper nordic loop — Also known as Hilda Meadows, this is a more challenging loop accessible by hiking up one of the lower Eaglecrest alpine runs (Trickster or Sneaky) or getting a ride on the Hooter chair lift (not recommended for beginners!). A skier’s trail from the lower loop to the upper loop is under development. Not always groomed – check with Eaglecrest before heading up.
Herbert River — Most fun when the river is frozen and there is good snow cover all the way up to Herbert Glacier.
Mendenhall Campground and Mendenhall Lake — A good area to spend time with family and friends for a casual Sunday morning outing or skate ski 'til you drop! Groomed by the Juneau Nordic Ski Club volunteers. Please join and support winter trail grooming - www.jnski.org
Peterson Creek Trail — This trail is challenging at first but then opens up into nice meadows and finally leads to the USFS Peterson Creek cabin. You can drop your overnight pack at the cabin after skiing up the trail in the morning and then spend the afternoon exploring the Auke Mountain/Spaulding meadow area in the woods and meadows above the cabin.
Spaulding Meadows — Hike up the Spaulding Trail a few miles, then put on your nordic skis and spend the day in cross country heaven with rolling meadows surrounded by mountain views. We recommend hiking up and down the trail which can be steep and narrow in spots. You can also try going up the Muir Cabin trail, which branches off the Spaulding Trail about one mile up. This leads to meadows which are closer to Auke Mountain. You can also make a loop by skiing out Peterson Creek trail (a very full day).
There are many more trails to explore and enjoy in Juneau. Keep in mind avalanche safety when you venture on the slopes. We strongly suggest that you avoid the Perseverance/Granite Creek Trail area during the winter, as well as the Sheep Creek valley area, unless you are educated and properly equipped to properly assess and deal with hazardous snow conditions.
The City and Borough of Juneau provides an Urban Avalanche Advisory can be found at www.juneau.org/avalanche This Web site targets the Mt. Juneau urban avalanche zones but is a useful reference for general avalanche danger in the Juneau area.