Skiing across the country—reports complete through the preceding weekend. Be sure to check resorts for latest snow conditions before starting out on ski trip
January 27, 1958

UP—inches of snow on upper slopes and trails LO—inches of snow on lower slopes and trails CR—crowd last Saturday SN—inches of snow last week


Wildcat, N.H.: Trails packed edge to edge in preparation for Jan. 25 opening of 6,800-foot gondola lift, first of its kind in U.S. Skiing from top of present T bar excellent last week. UP 52, LO 40, CR 1,500.

Cannon Mt., N.H.: All trails excellent. Middle and upper T bars not operating midweek yet. Howard Head, maker of Head skis, tried out new experimental X-37 downhill racing model here. UP 52, LO 40, CR 1,500.

Belknap, N.H.: Skiing good last weekend. Eight bus loads of CYO skiers from Boston on slopes, UP 25, LO 10.

Sunapee, N.H.: New weekend attendance record set here. UP 30, LO 10, CR 5,500.

Dartmouth Skiway, N.H.: Dartmouth team training here under Coaches Al Merrill and Bill Beck who replaced recently retired Walt Prager. UP 22, LO 14.

Black Mt., N.H.: Upper and lower slopes were excellent, UP 20, LO 36, CR 1,250.

Cranmore, N.H.: Skiers had light-powder skiing last weekend. Herbie Schneider's ski school logged in biggest number of pupils yet this year. UP 25, LO 16, CR 3,500.

Sugarloaf, Maine: Eighty youngsters from nearby towns participating every Monday in free ski school sessions under Head Instructor Werner Rothbacker of Austria who teaches the latest in Austrian shortswing. UP 40.

Stowe, Vt.: Skiing excellent all week. Vermont Governor Joseph Johnson displayed vigorous rotation style skiing for benefit of five other New England governors here for annual conference. U.S. national Nordic team will compete in Vermont championships at area Feb. 1, 2. UP 40, LO 30. CR 3.000, SN 18.

Bromley, Vt.: Sno-cat tractors packing last week's heavy snows into smooth carpets on all slopes. UP 30, LO 12, CR 2,500.

Mt. Snow, Vt.: Skiing best of the year on all trails. Area's first expert run, Jaws of Death, opened last weekend. UP 47, LO 16, CR 4,800.

Hogback, Vt.: Eastern instructors' course here Feb. 3-7 to be conducted by Ski School Head Jim Howard. UP 24, LO 12, CR 1,000.

Bousquet's, Mass.: Night skiing now on Thursday through Saturday schedule. UP 24, LO 8.

Whiteface, N.Y.: New lower chair opened last weekend. Top section will open for official dedication Jan. 25. UP 24, LO 18, SN 19.

Belleayre, N.Y.: Biggest crowd in history of area last Saturday. Skiing very good. UP 17, LO 12, CR 5,500.

Snow Ridge, N.Y.: Nursery for nonskiing tots opened at area. UP 18, LO 10, CR 1,400.

Roxbury, N.Y.: Record crowd skied slopes last weekend.

Mont Tremblant, Que.: Weeklong flurries added up to make excellent skiing on mountain over weekend. All lifts operated. Taschereau races here Jan. 26. UP 26. LO 14, CR 1,000.

Mont Gabriel, Que.: Boom in ski racing interest brought out 129 entries for Penguin Ski Club giant slalom. UP 21, LO 16, CR 2,500.

Mt. Jasper, Que.: Skiing good. UP 20, LO 13.

Lac Beauport, Que.: Skiing excellent. All tows ran. UP 30. LO 30. CR 3,000.

Mt. Laurel, Pa.: Skiing last weekend was best in years. UP 8, LO 8, CR 1,300.


Boyne Mt., Mich.: Best conditions in lower part of state here last weekend, due to snow machine, conditioning of slopes by tractor. UP 28.

Cliff's Ridge, Mich.: Sepp Hoedlmoser, former Austrian ski racer, heads new ski school.

Caberfae, Mich.: Junior ski meet drew city teams from Cadillac, Manistee, Petosky, Traverse and Boyne City. LO 8, CR 3,363.

Mt. Telemark, Wis.: Skiers using 3,400 foot airstrip at base of mountain to come in by private plane. UP 5. LO 9, SN 4, CR 850.

Rib Mt., Wis.: Open slopes had good, hard pack base. UP 6, LO 4.


Aspen, Colo.: Weekend snow restored excellent skiing. Latest in wear here is corduroy knickers over hand-knit cable stockings. Reservations through March starting to get tight. UP 44, LO 17, SN 4, CR 750.

Loveland, Colo.: New lifts handling weekend crowds well. Waiting lines were no more than 10 minutes long. UP 30, LO 15.

Steamboat Springs, Colo.: D & RGW will run ski train from Denver for Steamboat carnival Feb. 7-9. Carnival reservations tight. But rooms available at Craig, 30 miles away. UP 30. LO 30. CR 200.

Winter Park, Colo.: All trails good. T bars installed at beginning of season have cleared up lift-line problem. UP 30. LO 14, CR 1,160.

Arapahoe Basin, Colo.: Excellent last weekend after powder snowfall. UP 45, LO 35.

Sun Valley, Idaho: Three hundred California skiers deposited here by Los Angeles snow train last week have had excellent skiing on every inch of slope. Skintight Kaltenbrunner after-ski slacks are setting fashion. Baldy UP 33. LO 31, CR 1,200. Dollar UP 23. LO 22.

Lookout Pass, Idaho: Free ski school took in 600 pupils for third session of winter-long teaching program. UP 74, LO 45, CR 700.

McCall, Idaho: Corey Engen's cross-country and jumping classes swelled by enthusiasts who watched U.S. Nordic team train here for world championships. UP 50, LO 32, CR 400.

Big Mt., Mont.: Fine powder skiing over whole area. Bunny pen for small skiers opened under supervision of baby sitters on skis. UP 54, LO 42, SN 20, CR 500.

Snow King, Wyo.: All trails packed, reservations available. UP 33, LO 26. CR 400.

Alta, Utah: Deep powder last weekend had skiers using Engen Gold Wax, applied crisscross for speed. Blizzard wood ski getting to be popular. UP 68, LO 58, CR 1,000.

Brighton, Utah: Excellent on Millicent and Majestic. Girls wearing rose stretch pants with white pullovers. UP 67, CR 2,000.

Snow Basin, Utah: Excellent on all trails and slopes. UP 63, LO 55, CR 1,200.

Santa Fe, New Mex.: Skiing good. Area deluged by Texas skiers from El Paso, Amarillo, Pan Handle, Abilene, Midland and Idalou Ski clubs. UP 50. LO 28.

Taos, New Mex.: New snow over all slopes last weekend. Nightly entertainment at Hondo Lodge includes Indian dancing. UP 66.

Snow Bowl, Ariz.: Skiing excellent. UP 30, CR 1,200.


Sugar Bowl, Calif.: Powder snowfall during last weekend turned conditions from good to excellent. Jim Baker of Reno took Down Hill Only race ahead of 101 other entries.

Squaw Valley, Calif.: Best January ski crowds in history of area. Reservations advisable for weekends. UP 70. LO 30, CR 2,500.

China Peak, Calif.: Area officially opened with excellent conditions last weekend. Chair and rope tow will operate daily. Reservations available at Shave Lake. Johnny's Resort is good bet for dinner. UP 40, LO 20, CR 200.

Badger Pass, Calif.: Excellent packed powder skiing.

Mammoth Mt., Calif.: Excellent skiing. Ski school broke daily record by giving 200 lessons last Saturday. UP 50. LO 48, SN 12.

Mt. Shasta, Calif.: Needed snow last weekend after rain iced up slopes. UP 20. LO 24.

Reno, Nev.: Conditions generally excellent but occasional stumps showing. More than 150 Stanford students at annual carnival.

Dodge Ridge, Calif.: Packed powder over whole hill. Meggi cardigan sweater most talked about ski wear on slope. UP 40.

Mt. Baker, Wash.: Rain during week closed Chute, made Austin Bowl icy. CR 900.

Snoqualmie, Wash.: Rains gullied out slopes last weekend. Girls took to bright nylon ponchos for protection.

White Pass, Wash.: Area had best skiing in Cascades last weekend. Girl beginning skiers can buy $10 package for Jan. 30-31 including transportation, ski lesson and lift rides.

Mt. Hood, Ore.: Good skiing at Timberline last weekend. Government Camp lost some cover during rain. Zig Zag Inn becoming popular dinner stop for skiers.

Hoodoo Bowl, Ore.: Saturday night skiing drawing good crowds. LO 79, CR 175.

PHOTOMACK MILLER of McCall, Idaho was the top man in cross-country trials to select U.S. team for world cross-country and jump championships in Finland last month.

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