Happily existing with Skiers, Dogs, and Snowshoers on Groomed Ski Trails

The JNSC grooms trails for skiers and snowshoers. Walkers please consider using other trails in Juneau during the ski season (November-April) or if need be please stay far to the side of the trail outside the classic tracks. Snowshoers, please stay to the side of the the trails. Uphill skiers, please yield to faster downhillers if possible.

The JNSC Board receives many website comments and questions regarding dogs on the trails. Consider these ‘Best Practices’ for multiple users:

  • Skate Skiers Please skate in the skate lane.
  • Classic Skiers Ski in the set classic tracks and not in the skate lane (leaves ruts when snow is wet and then freezes).
  • Walkers & Snowshoers Please walk to the side of the trails opposite the set classic tracks.
  • Dogs Keep your owners close and under control, have them pick up and dispose of your scat, and remind them to deck you out in reflectors and/or lights at night! Please, no dogs on the groomed trails at Eaglecrest.
  • Groomers can be at work on the trails at any time and often work at night and early morning. Please watch out for them, give way to let them pass, and don’t forget to say, “thank you!”
  • Say “Hello!” to your fellow skiers as you pass by. Show courtesy for all and share the trails.

Ski trails are groomed by local volunteers. Membership dollars fund grooming expenses. If you’re a regular winter trail user please join.