March 28, 1955
March 28, 1955

Table of Contents
March 28, 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

Table of Contents
Events & Discoveries
Golden Gloves
Athletes Vs. Altitude
  • At Mexico City, competitors in the Pan-American Games met an unexpected foe. In the rarefied air 7,600 feet above sea level, they are being felled by anoxia

Sport In Art
Big Business
Motor Sports
Snow Patrol
Fisherman's Calendar
Tip From The Top
  • By William F. Talbert

    There are signs that tennis may be breaking out of Forest Hills

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


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 28, 1955 issue Original Layout


Skiing will continue for another month at least in many areas

FAR WEST: SQUAW VALLEY, CALIF.: Skiing rates good with 24-60 PP and occasional CO.

YOSEMITE, CALIF.: Max. depth 68 with spring outlook good. Lifts will run until April 16-17.

MT. BALDY, CALIF.: The Bowls have 20-plus remaining with shovel crews covering BS. Lower runs are closed.

NORTHWEST: GROUSE MT., BRITISH COLUMBIA: Skiing will continue another month at least with 8-12 NS on 80-110 HB.

MT. BAKER, WASH.: 6 light GR and CO on 234 HP. Avalanche danger over.

MT. HOOD, ORE.: No Timberline facilities operating. Govt. Camp has 115 total and expects skiing to last through May.

ROCKY MTS.: ASPEN, COLO.: PP on trails with 28-54 base. Recent temps. 28-32.

BERTHOUD PASS, COLO.: 18 NS and PP on 28-51 HB with skiing good or better.

ALTA, UTAH: Conditions still excellent with 6 light PO on 90 HP base.

SANTA FE, N. MEX.: PP and FG surface on 20-60 with skiing into May anticipated.

MIDWEST: TERRY PEAK, SO. DAK.: 4 PO on 12 HB with season's end in sight.

BOYME MT., MICH.: Area has closed for season.

QUEBEC: MONT TREMBLANT: 3-5 NS on 36-60. Skiing should hold until mid-April.

LAC BEAUPORT: 36 total with GR and BC.

NEW YORK: TURIN: CO surfaces under sunny skies with 24 base remaining.

NEW ENGLAND: MAD RIVER GLEN, VT.: PP surface with some GR and icy spots on 30-55. Skiing should last another month.

BIG BROMLEY, VT.: Area will operate until snow goes which could be any time. 4-15 CO remaining with some BS.

STOWE, VT.: PO and GR surfaces on 32-54 base. Conditions can change hourly due to variable spring temperatures.

FRANCONIA, N.H.: 3 windblown PO on 2-66 total. Warmer weather would be a help.

NORTH CONWAY, N.H.: FG on 7-10 icy base. Skiing should last two-three more weeks.