Trails & Upcoming Events

Badger Bowl photos by Mike Korsmo

April 16, 2021 (Final Report of Season – Grooming has ceased in all areas)

SKAGWAY & DYEA TRAILS 

“Badger Bowl” is open for spring backcountry skiing! Our crew has been up the highway working on trails down into the bowl on the Alaska side of the border. You can access from the turnout past the state DOT sheds at about Mile 13.5 where you can first look down into the bowl. Check highway conditions before you go.
In Dyea, lower West Creek (Brads Road) out to Taiya R. should remain in good shape for this weekend, but it’s getting warm and slushy out there. The parking lot at the bridge is now a lake but there’s some room to park on the other side of the bridge before the trail starts (please don’t block road to Bradys). West Creek Road is still well-packed for skiing and sledding.

Ski Club kids on the West Creek trails

Photo by Jeff Brady

SKI CLUB – IT’S A WRAP!

Last day for Ski Club was Saturday March 27 at West Creek.  Thanks to a grant from the municipality’s rec. center and other donations, we were able to contract with a program leader and kicked things off on January 9.  We took participating kids out every Saturday and also after school on the two early release Thursdays every month.  See this brochure for basic info:  Ski Club Info .  We hope to start a little earlier in the season next winter.

Thanks to everyone who helped, especially instructor Nicole Kovacs, our trail crew volunteers, and these awesome Ski Club Sponsors:  Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Municipality of Skagway Recreation Center and  Log Cabin Ski Society with the support of Packer Expedition/Mountain Shop and Skagway School.

BUCKWHEAT COVID CLASSIC was Saturday March 6th! See details HERE about the fun event at Lower Dewey Lake. Thanks to TEMSCO for shuttle opportunities! Check out the photo gallery on Facebook!

Lower Dewey Lake loop track above Skagway
Photo by Tim Bourcy

LOG CABIN TRAILS (see map below)

The good news for winter 2020-21 was that we were allowed to transfer 2 of our snow machines at the border to Yukon volunteers Mike and Joel, and they groomed almost weekly from late December to early April. Here’s their latest report and check out  photos/video on Facebook:

April 9-11 Final Log Cabin Grooming Report: Groomers were able to groom all of the active trails Friday evening which made for excellent classic skiing this weekend. The following trails were groomed and trackset: 2 K, 5K, Saldi, Bourcy, and Blonde-Boorman to 5 K. The Saldi was double tracked as were portions of the 5 K. This is the last non-motorized weekend of the season. Final official grooming at Log Cabin was Sunday. Great to see so many skiers out on a glorious day. While grooming has ended, there are still many days of spring skiing left. A big thank you to Tim and Mike in Skagway for getting the grooming equipment across the border. Thank you also to great support from Jan and Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club, and Cross Country Yukon!
Grooming on the Log Cabin Ski Trails
 photos by Mike Kramer

Reminder to all: the Log Cabin Ski Trails are designated for Cross-Country Skiing Only for the safety of everyone – no snow machines on trails please!  The Log Cabin Ski Trails are part of Recreation Sites & Trails BC and are maintained by our Log Cabin Ski Society volunteers from Skagway and the Yukon. The parking lot is on Parks Canada land, and outhouses in the winter are maintained by LCSS (parks will maintain them this winter).

Here are the 2020-21 non-motorized weekends for the parking lot and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site:

  • December 25 to 27, 2020
  • January 15 to 17, 2021
  • February 5 to 7, 2021
  • February 26 to 28, 2021
  • March 19 to 21, 2021
  • April 9 to 11, 2021 (last one!)
RECOMMENDED: Read this CTNHS Winter-Use Information Kit for the Chilkoot Trail-Log Cabin area.
For current highway and weather conditions, check these links:  Yukon Avalanche Assn. Fraser Station •  Taiya Inlet/Klondike Hwy WeatherFraser Camera •  511 Alaska HighwaysYukon Highways • Carcross YT Weather

 For updated trails information, you may also call The Mountain Shop in Skagway at 907-983-2544.

Log Cabin Ski Trails Map courtesy of Recreation Sites & Trails BC! 

Log Cabin Cross Country Ski Trails