March 14, 1955
March 14, 1955

Table of Contents
March 14, 1955

Pat On The Back
  • A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

Here Comes Casey
Turkey Hunt
Tewksbury Bassets
Snow Patrol
Fisherman's Calendar
Motor Sports
Under 21


A late roundup of snow conditions in America from picked local skiers

Compiled by Bill Wallace

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 March 14, 1955 issue Original Layout


The rapidly changing weather has varied conditions in the East. Many Western areas have their highest snow totals of the winter

FAR WEST: MT. BALDY, CALIF.: Spring skiing continues with shirt-sleeve weather and 8-28 snow total.

SQUAW VALLEY, CALIF.: Recent conditions rated as terrific with 24-48 new PO on 36-60, with both CO and PO surfaces.

NORTHWEST: SNOQUALMIE PASS, WASH.: 10 NS on 122, skiing good to near-perfect.

MT. BAKER, WASH.: 60 NS last week brought total to 190, highest of any major area in U.S.

MT. HOOD, ORE.: At Govt. Camp, 60 NS, 121 total. Conditions are good to excellent here.

ROCKY MTS.: ASPEN, COLO.: 2 NS on 30-53, temps. 14-20, trails in good condition.

ALTA, UTAH: 14 light PO on 85 HP base, skiing excellent, especially for deep-powder lovers. Average temps. 30.

SUN VALLEY, IDA.: 8-16 PO on 20-31 HP, skiing very good.

WHITEFISH, MONT.: Outlook good or better thanks to 12 light PO on 44 HP.

JACKSON, WYO.: 4 dry PO on 30, temps. 5-25. Car chains are advised.

ARAPAHOE, COLO.: 6 PO on 44, weather windy and mild. Conditions are varied and all are good.

MIDWEST: BOYNE MT., MICH.: 2-3 NS on 3-14 HB with some IC.

RIB MT., WIS.: 1 NS on 6 packed. Trails need 3 NS. Temps. 15-20.

QUEBEC: MONT TREMBLANT: 5-7 PO on 35-65, skiing good or better.

LAC BEAUPORT: Snow total is now 58, highest of the winter. 10-12 PO surface.

NEW YORK: WHITEFACE: 3 PO on 12-15 HB. Skiing fair to good.

NEW ENGLAND: STOWE, VT.: 3 PO on 24-50 base. All trails and slopes rate good.

BIG BROMLEY, VT.: NS on 7-20 HB. Weekend lift lines continue.

MAD RIVER GLEN, VT.: 2-5 PO on 20-40 HP base with 2 W at lower level. Spring skiing continues good to excellent.

MIDDLEBURY, VT.: 8 PO on 20-50, good, more than 1,000 in attendance.

FRANCONIA, N.H.: Cannon Mt. is in near-perfect shape with 3 PO on 7-65 base.

NORTH CONWAY, N.H.: 3-10 PO on 10-20 HB with conditions good.

MT. SUNAPEE, N.H.: Area has enjoyed best skiing of an unpredictable season with 5 NS on 15 base.