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
Cannon Mt., N.H.,: Trails good, slopes excellent. All lifts operated. Bill Woods of Water-bury, Vt. and Patsy Walker of La Grande, Ore. were winners in slalom of national junior championships held over icy course on Zoomer Trail. Downhill race on Cannon and Benton's Cutoff won by Joan Hannah of Franconia, N.H. and Dave Gorsuch of Climax, Col. Renie Cox of Port Leyden, N.Y. and Gorsuch took alpine titles. Winner of cross-country race was Robert Gray, Sudbury, Ont. Bill Brandenburg of McCall, Idaho was jump winner on new Cannon Mt. 40-meter hill. Alan Lamson of Northfield, Vt. took nordic combined and David Butts of McCall, Idaho took Skimeister title. Best among younger performers were Loris Werner, 15, brother of Olympians Bud and Skeeter Werner, with a third in alpine combined; Jimmy Huega, 12, of Tahoe City, Calif. with ninth in combined; and Elena Bookstrom, 14, of Denver with eighth in girls' combined. LS 1 to 28, US 1 to 40, TW 5, CD 2,250, CW 2,350.
Eastern Slope Region, N.H.: At Cranmore, weekend snow gave area excellent skiing with Hannes Schneider Trail best. Waiting lines on popular Poma lift ran up to 10 minutes. LS 11 to 27, TW 3, CD 2,500, CW 11,000. On Thorn Mt., Big Birch had deep powder. LS 6 to 24, TW 2, CW 300. On Black, skiing good. LS 24, US 24, TW 2, CD 500, CW 1,400. At Intervale, skiing good. LS 11 to 24, CW 500.
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Mt. Sunapee, N.H.: Excellent skiing with some corn snow. LS 10, US 20, CD 800, CW 2,700.
Stowe, Vt.: Weekend snow patched trails, brought good-to-excellent skiing with conditions on Main Street Trail the best of year. Upper Nose Dive good. Mansfield T bar closed Sunday due to mechanical failure. LS 32, US 46, TD 2, TW 4, CD 1,500, CW 3,200.
Big Bromley, Vt.: Ten-inch weekend snow brought good skiing on all trails. Janice Bailey of Middlebury took USEASA slalom and combined titles. LS 7 to 25, US 7 to 25, TD 2, TW 13, CD 1,000, CW 3,600.
Jiminy Peak, Mass.: Skiing excellent during weekend, all slopes well covered. Roads to area good. LS 6 to 10, US 8 to 15, TW 2, TD 3, CD 300, CW 700.
Lake Placid, N.Y.: Skiers have started climbing Mt. Marcy and the Algonquins, where good touring is expected until end of May. Tom Lefebre took state giant slalom on Rim Rock Trail at Mount Jo. Night skiing held Wednesdays at Old MacDonalds. Other areas open daily. LS 10 to 24, US 30 to 48, CD 1,500, CW 3,000.
Belleayre, N.Y.: Utsayantha excellent. Other trails good. US 7 to 19, LS 7 to 19, CW 2,500.
Mt. Tremblant, Que.: Wet snow covered icy spots, brought good skiing last weekend. LS 21, US 42, TD 5, TW 6, CD 2,500, CW 7,000.
Lac Beauport, Que.: Loose granular over hard base. Skiing generally good last weekend. LS 25, US 30, TD 0, TW 0, CD 1,500, CW 2,500.
Boyne Mt., Mich.: Aurora Bowl had corn snow last weekend. Ross Hohn of Traverse City won state alpine championship. LS 6 to 9, US 7 to 11, TD 0, TW 0, CD 100, CW 400.
Caberfae, Mich.: Mid-week thaw softened icy slopes, opened entire area for skiing. LS 10, US 7, TD 0, CD 200, CW 2,000.
Rib Mt., Wis.: Weekend thaw caused area to close for lack of cover.
Mt. Telemark, Wis.: Skiing excellent. LS 15, US 3 to 15, CW 1,450.
Terry Peak, S. Dak.: Warm weather has thinned base here. LS 12, US 15, TD 2, TW 1, CD 100, CW 500.
Brighton, Utah: Skiing good to excellent. Some wind crust. Best powder on Millicent and Majestic. Attendance at area has nearly doubled over last year. LS 97, US 117, TD 3, TW 0, CD 2,500, CW 4,000.
Alta, Utah: All major runs well packed down. LS 135, US 135, TD 12, TW 0, CD 2,000, CW 2,000.
Sun Valley, Idaho: Week-long snow flurries kept area in top condition. Six hundred students set new seven-day ski school record. Reservations booked solid two weeks ahead. On Mt. Baldy US 92 Roundhouse 79. On Dollar 52, valley floor 41, TD 10, TW 8.
Big Mountain, Mont.: Continual snow flurries and wind drifts during week made daily plowing necessary on access roads. Some wind crust on upper slopes. LS 48 to 52, US 52 to 855, TD 10, TW 2, CD 300, CW 630.
Snow King, Wyo.: Skiing good. Snow and wind have caused slides on access roads, but daily plowing has kept area reachable. LS 32 to 40, US 46 to 52, TD 4, TW 4, CD 200, CW 250.
Santa Fe, N.M.: Skiing fair, all trails open but base is thinning. LS 20 to 24, US 24, TD 0, TW 0, CD 600, CW 900.
Taos, N.M.: Lift closed, but skiers being taken to upper mountain by snow cat. Lodge serving meals on weekends. LS 60, US 80, TW 0, CD 50, CW 100.
Winter Park, Col.: Skiing good to excellent. SRMSA giant slalom here next week. LS 36 to 52, US 52 to 64, CD 1,350, CW 2,900.
Arapahoe, Col.: Best powder conditions of year in Lenawee glades. LS 82, US 86, TD 10, TW 0, CD 20, CW 1,200.
Aspen, Col.: Skiing excellent. Annies Basin and Hurricane Basin being skied in groups. Bermuda shorts and pedal pushers were after-ski wear in the village last week. LS 30 to 35, US 65 to 70, TD 0, CD 450, CW 600.
Mt. Baldy, Calif.: Storms turned snow to corn on Thunder Mt. and skiers shed parkas for first spring skiing. Sightseers run as high as 4,000 a weekend here. LS 0, US 0 to 14, TD 0, TW 0, CD 500, CW 700.
Dodge Ridge, Calif.: Excellent skiing. Caroline Caleman of Modesto reigned as queen for area festival weekend. LS 6, TW 2, CD 1,200, CW 11,000.
Big Bear Lake, Calif.: All runs open, but some bare spots showing. Snow Summit has moved rope tow to bowl at top of Log Chute. Metro Five wax being used effectively to offset wet conditions. LS 4, US 15, TD 0, TW 0, CD 200, CW 1,200.
Yosemite, Calif.: Skiing excellent. Northern California team beat Southern California in first sectional meet. LS 87, US 110, TD 0, TW 0, CD 1.950, CW 4,450.
Squaw Valley, Calif.: Fifth Avenue, Third Bowl and Mambo Meadow well packed. Unpacked trails were heavy going. LS 96, US 272, TD 3, TW 0, CD 650, CW 2,000. CL—Head wall.
Mt. Hood, Ore.: At Timberline, all facilities closed after heaviest storm in six years buried both chair lifts. At Govt. Camp, skiing impeded by snow drifts and wind crust last weekend. At Multorpor and Snow Bowl, skiing fair.
Mt. Baker, Wash.: Lifts operating in spite of extremely heavy snowfall. Chute, Heather and all trails on south Panorama Dome closed due to avalanche hazard. LS 340, TD 70, TW 18, CW 900.
Mt. Rainier, Wash.: Storm closed road to Paradise Valley tows. LS 270, TD 34, TW 26.
Snoqualmie, Wash.: Skiing excellent in spite of heavy snows. All trails open. LS 180 to 185, TD 10 to 15, TW 20 to 25, CD 150, CW 4,500.
Stevens Pass, Wash.: Heavy storm caused slides. Roads closed for indefinite period.
Grouse Mt., B.C.: Heavy snow forced cars to park at Mt. Royal. Skiers using area shuttle buses to reach lift. More than a thousand skiers received badges at the free ski school ceremonies. LS 90 to 132, US 130 to 190, TD 40, TW 8, CD 95, CW 1,800.