NS=new snow; PO=powder; PP=packed powder; HP=hard packed snow; HB=hard base; GR=granular; FG=frozen granular; CO=corn snow; BC=breakable crust; UC=unbreakable crust; W=wet; IC=icy condition; BS=bare spots; DC=dangerous condition; CL=trail or slope closed.
This is an article from the Jan. 24, 1955 issue
NUMERALS REPRESENT INCHES OF SNOW
Plenty of snow at most of the Western resorts, and many Eastern areas are reporting best snow and largest crowds in years
EAST: MT. TREMBLANT, QUE.: New PO On 28-46 HB. All trails are in good shape.
STOWE, VT.: 6 PO on 24-34. Present conditions are about perfect.
FRANCONIA, N.H.: 1 PO on 4-40, with skiing good to excellent.
PICO PEAK, VT.: 3 PO on 5-15 HB. Karl Acker's ski school is breaking 17-year attendance marks.
N. CONWAY, N.H.: Watch out for IC. 1-2 GR on 7-10 HB.
BIG BROMLEY, VT.: 2 PO on 7-20 FG. 3-4 NS would provide excellent skiing.
BELLEAYRE, N.Y.: 1 PP on 2-7 frozen HB. Area turned away 100 cars as 3,500—all-time record—skied here last Sunday.
MIDWEST: RIB MT., Wis.: 3 PO on 5 HB. Trail skiing still limited, slopes O.K.
BOYNE MT., MICH.: Snow woes are over with 6-plus NS on 3-5 HB.
ROCKY MTS.: ASPEN, COL.: Plenty of NS here. All trails have PP on 13-32 base.
WINTER PARK, COL.: 2 NS on 20-27 HB. Up to 20 min. wait for lift on weekends.
SUN VALLEY, IDAHO: 3-5 new PO on 15-32 base.
ALTA, UTAH: Skiing continues perfect, thanks to more and more NS.
WHITEFISH, MONT.: 14-17 NS on 34-42 PP. Above the lift—52 virgin PO on 10 PP.
SANTA FE, N. MEX.: Eager skiers coming here from Texas, Kans., Okla. and even Fla. 3 PO on 12 old base; fair skiing.
NORTHWEST: MT. BAKER, WASH.: 8 packed-dry NS on 85 HP and superb skiing.
STEVENS PASS, WASH., 3 NS on 58. The bowl is open but needs more NS.
MT. HOOD, ORE.: 4 PO on 84 at Timberline Lodge, 4 PO on 54 at Govt. Camp. Contrary to published report, Timberline Lodge is in full operation and will continue to operate for remainder of season.
FAR WEST: MT. BALDY, CALIF.: 8 NS on 24-48 PP and skiing's fine. Hour-long traffic jams on lower road still a problem.
SNOW VALLEY, CALIF.: 9 NS on 30 HP. Area counted 3,000 faithful here last week.
SQUAW VALLEY, CALIF.: 12-36 PO on 36-96 base.
RENO, NEV.: 12-18 PO on 72 base, conditions never better.