LS—depth of snow on lower slopes; US—depth of snow on upper slopes; TD—total snowfall during the week days; TW—total snowfall during the weekend; CD—crowd during the week; CW—crowd during the weekend; CL—closed lifts, trails or slopes
Eastern Slope Region, N.H.: At Cranmore, North, South, East slopes open. About half of trails opened in rotation daily. Sunny weather followed New Year's cold spell. Cedric Sherrer of Lyndon, Vt. won annual Jackson ski club eight-mile cross-country race. LS 4 to 8, US 4 to 8, TD 1, TW 0, CD 1,000, CW 1,000. CL—Ledges. At Intervale, Pomalift opened last weekend. LS 4 to 8, US 4 to 10, TD 1, CW 50. CL—Twister. At Black Mt., all trails open with good skiing on granular surface. LS 5 to 10. US 5 to 10, TD 2, TW 0, CD 500, CW 500. At Thorn Mt., LS 1 to 3, US 1 to 6, TW 0, OD 250, CW 200. CL—Plum Line, Bob Cat.
Cannon Mt., N.H.: Cannon, Ravine, Hard-scrabble, Taft, Turnpike open. Skiers lacquering bright colors on old skis to match pinstriped Cortina skis. Klaff finger-tip, wool-lined-raccoon skin parkas causing comment here. LS 4 to 26, US 6 to 30, TD 3, CD 1,800, CW 1,800.
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Mt. Sunapee, N.H.: Rope slope, T bar and Skyway slope opened last week for first time. Chipmunk trail good over weekend in spite of sleet conditions. LS 4, US 6, TD 3, TW 3, CD 500, CW 2,500.
Belknap, N.H.: Chair and ropes operating daily, T bar trails on weekends. Some powder over hard pack base last week. LS 2, US 8, TD 4, TW 0, CD 1,000, CW 1,000.
Stowe. Vt.: Some powder on most trails, but cover on Mansfield wearing thin last weekend. LS 20 to 24, US 24 to 30, TD 3, TW 0, CD 500, CW 700. CL—S53.
Mad River Glen, Vt.: Best skiing on Chipmunk with some bare spots on upper trails. Cold weather has made PM stocking cap plus coon-skin coat frequent combination on lift. Ski school promoting rental of short skis for beginners. More than 100 entries received for Class C eastern giant slalom here Jan. 15. LS 6 to 20, US 6 to 20, TD 6, TW 2, CD 900, CW 550.
Mt. Snow, Vt.: Upper lift and trails still closed last weekend. LS 2 to 14, US 4 to 30, TD 3, TW 0.
Jiminy Peak, Mass.: All trails open. Hard pack on ice last weekend. Handmade Norwegian fastcaps popular here. LS 3 to 6, TD 10, TW 0, CW 1,000.
Big Bromley, Vt.: Some icy spots in thin cover. Dave Harwood of Dartmouth won Louis Orvis giant slalom. Veterans' downhill and slalom here Jan. 15. LS 4 to 6, US 4 to 6, TD 5, CD 1,000, CW 2,000.
Belleayre, N.Y.: Winisook, Tongora and T bar trails excellent last weekend. Some ski patrollers using Cubco safety binding. US 6 to 8, LS 6 to 8, TW 6, CD 150, CW 3,500.
Jasper, Que.: All trails good with packed powder last weekend. LS 20, US 30, TD 4, CD 600, CW 500.
Mt. Tremblant, Que.: Best skiing on Sissy Schuss and Nansen. Mild temperatures prevailed. Hotel reservations filled two to three weeks ahead. LS 20 to 23, US 22 to 31, TD 2, TW 0, CD 700, CW 600. CL—Kandahar, Devil's River, Taschereau.
Boyne Mt., Mich.: Private planes landing at local airport help keep record attendances up. LS 6 to 10, US 10 to 12, CD 600, CW 360.
Caberfae, Mich.: All 25 ropes operating, Slalom bowl open over weekend. Attendance up 50% over last year. Eighty per cent of skiers using safety bindings. LS 12, US 6 to 10, TW 0, CD 1,000, CW 2,300.
Mt. Telemark, Wis.: New Namekagon room open here. LS 14, US 2 to 12, CD 60, CW 1,000.
Terry Peak, S. Dak.: Thaw reduced skiing to poor last weekend. LS 4 to 6, US 6 to 8, CW 50.
Sun Valley, Idaho: Excellent skiing on all trails, slopes. Snow depths double last year's totals. Skiers packing down powder over whole mountain. On Dollar 64, on Baldy 76, Valley floor 36. TD 8, TW 0.
Alta, Utah: All trails open. Skiing has been good on packed runs, but some ice appearing. Ski patrolmen favoring Cubco safety binding. LS 77, US 77, TD 0, TW 0, CD 2,500, CW 2,000.
Aspen, Col.: Bottom slopes packed out, skiing good. No lift lines since holidays. Marker and Star safety bindings credited with lowering accident rate. Winterskol Carnival starts Jan. 19.
Santa Fe, N. Mex.: All slopes open with skiing fair, but cover still thinning. LS 10, US 12, TD 0, TW 0, CD 100, CW 300.
Snow King, Wyo.: Excellent skiing with light powder on all slopes. Ski tow operating daily. Cars need chains. LS 14 to 20, US 28 to 34, TD 2, TW 0, CD 200, CW 300.
Big Mt., Mont.: Powder skiing on Hell Roaring, Dipsy Doodle, Mully's Mile. Four busloads of junior skiers tried out for school teams last weekend. Teenage racers regard green long-thongs as top binding. LS 30 to 32, US 34 to 48, TD 7, CW 400.
Squaw Valley, Calif.: Powder on all trails, best skiing on Flying Saucer, North Bowl, International. Some wind crust on slopes. Highways 40 and 50 open. LS 42, US 110 to 240, TD 34, CW 450.
Sugar Bowl, Calif.: Donald Duck, Pony Express and Mt. Disney good. Tyrolia front-throw heel-release binding being used here. Highways open. Northern California Intercollegiate meet Jan. 13 and 14. LS 132, US 168, TD 36, TW 8, CW 1,200.
Mt. Baldy, Calif.: Dry-ski school launched here on straw-covered slope in absence of sufficient cover. No other skiing last weekend.
Mt. Baker, Wash.: All runs open, main slopes well packed, unpacked slopes are windcrusted. Kulshan Ridge excellent for touring, but Shuksan Arm and Herman Saddle restricted due to avalanche danger. U.S. Forest Service surveying possible race trail from Panorama Dome to Razorhone Creek. Ankloon inflatable boot insert being used here. U. of Washington coeds favoring pastel capeskin pullover shirts. LS 162. US 196, TD 50, TW 0, CW 1,900.
Stevens Pass, Wash.: Deep powder brought post-holiday crowd out on Barrier. Highway cleared of snow slides. Penguin Ski Club giant slalom Jan. 15. LS 135 to 140, TD 10, CW 2,500.
Snoqualmie Pass, Wash.: Beaver Lake area and upper slopes of main hill excellent after heavy snows. Slides on highway cleared by weekend. Pullover sweater with zipper, V-neck and broad collar popular here. LS 120 to 125, TD 15, TD 12, CD 200, CW 3,500.
Mt. Hood, Ore.: At Timberline, new Riblet double chair operated last week for first time. Aerial tramway will close until spring for redesigning. Shuttle buses will run from Govt. Camp. At Timberline, LS 134 to US 142, TD 14, TW 4. At Govt. Camp, LS 46 to 50, US 48 to 52, TD 8, TW 2.
Grouse Mt., B.C.: All runs in good shape with dry powder. Area's free ski school had 1.500 pupils. Some racers trying Ankloon boot inserts. LS 48 to 74, US 74 to 90, CW 2,100.