Skiing across the country: reports through the preceding weekend
March 17, 1958


New Hampshire: Skiing good to excellent throughout. Snow depths high and stable.

CRANMORE. Lodges report bookings equal to first week in February. LO 41, CR 3,000.

SUNAPEE. Eastern Amateur Ski Association gave proficiency tests to 30 here.

BELKNAP. Spring skiing. Manager Fritzie Baer seeking $100,000 bond issue for further development. UP 50, LO 15, CR 800.

WHITTIER. Area will have two new Pomas or T bars next year, possibly an aerial gondola lift. UP 75, LO 30, CR 200.

CANNON. Powder skiing. Eastern Alpine championships this weekend. One-third of skiers here using Head skis. UP 122, CR 2,500.

WILDCAT. Polecat trail being compared by well-traveled skiers to European runs for variety of terrain. UP 110, LO 78.

Maine: PLEASANT MT. UP 70, CR 400.

SUGARLOAF. UP 129, LO 70, CR 700.

Massachusetts: Snow pack one to three feet deep throughout Berkshires.

BOUSQUETS. Saturday night smorgasbord at Wendell Sherwood Hotel is top eating bargain in the area. UP 40, LO 20, SN 4.

JIMINY PEAK. UP 30, LO 15, SN 4.

Vermont: State got snow nightly. Snow pack ranged from four to nine feet.

SMUGGLERS NOTCH. More than 100 youngsters raced in northern Vermont junior team championships. UP 81, LO 62, SN 18.

STOWE. Mt. Mansfield Ski Club championships here March 16. UP 74, LO 56, SN 14.

MAD RIVER GLEN. Robert Jones family of Springfield, Vt. repeated their last year's victory, beating 21 other family units for the family team crown. Biggest crowd of season. SN 15, CR 1,000.

BIG BROMLEY. Learn-to-ski weeks at $46 are popular package deal here.

MT. SNOW. UP 100, LO 56, SN 8, CR 4,000.

DUTCH HILL. Should run past Easter.

PICO PEAK. Over 150 skiers ran Pico Derby. New T bar expected to operate March 15. UP 50, LO 26, SN 10, CR 800.

New York: Hard packed cover should last for another month at least.

WHITEFACE. Packed powder in upper area. Steak dinners at $1.95 popular at lodge's Howard Johnson restaurant. UP 65, LO 25.

LAKE PLACID. Kobl Mt.'s double chair-Poma combination catching on. UP 38, LO 15.

NORTH CREEK. Three climbing trails atop Gore Mt. should be skiable into May.

BELLEAYRE. Cold kept area snow in winter condition. UP 50, LO 20, SN 11, CR 4,000.

BEARPEN. Road in should be passable this weekend. UP 100, LO 58, SN 14.

CATAMOUNT. Area will make snow if necessary this weekend. UP 30, LO 10, CR 600.

SNOW RIDGE. Prospects good for long spring season. UP 30, LO 15, SN 0, CR 450.

Quebec: Still enjoying best conditions in recent years. Chief Poking Fire of Caugnagag Indians said tribe will make World Champion Skier Lucille Wheeler a member. "I've always wanted to be a squaw," said she.

MT. TREMBLANT. UP 56, LO 38, SN 2.

STE. AGATHE. Huskies ski club providing free lessons and equipment for school children. UP 48, LO 44, SN 2, CR 2,500.

ST. DONAT. Deepest snow base in the Laurentians. UP 60, LO 38, SN 2.

VAL DAVID. Swiss restaurant, Au Petit Poucet, doing record business with their maple-sugar cured hams. UP 46, CR 2,000.

LAC BEAUPORT. UP 50, LO 50, CR 2,500.

Pennsylvania: MT. LAUREL. UP 35, LO 5.


Michigan: CABERFAE. Skiing only fair. UP 4. CLIFF'S RIDGE. UP 10, LO 20, CR 400.

BRULE MT. Skiing excellent for past two weeks. UP 9. LO 12, SN 3, CR 100.

BOYNE. Best conditions in state. Plan to ski here into April with help of machine-made snow. UP 40, LO 40, SN 12, CR 825.

Wisconsin: TELEMARK. Skiing good. CR 626.

SHELTERED VALLEY. Expect good skiing here to continue into April. LO 10, SN 4.

Minnesota: MONT DU LAC. Skiing good. UP 6.


Idaho: Best skiing of the season.

SUN VALLEY. New Zealand's H. R. Wigley was on hand to recruit instructors for coming season, which starts last of June in subcontinent latitudes. Mt. Baldy UP 62, LO 56, SN 13, CR 1,100.

MAGIC MT. Eddie Ward and Diane Brown of McCall took American Legion junior titles. UP 72, LO 67, SN 5, CR 450.

PAYETTE LAKES. Light dry powder. Plush Shore Lodge $22.50 weekend package includes lodging, food, lift and lessons, attracts skiers from whole state. UP 52, LO 46.

PINE BASIN. Medium camber Blizzards favored for holding qualities by skiers turning to Wedeln. UP 50, LO 42, SN 6.

Utah: Skiing good, but avalanche danger making some access roads hazardous.

ALTA. Expert skiers from Napa, California and Detroit arrived to take lessons from deep-powder master Alf Engen. UP 116.

BRIGHTON. UP 112, LO 100, SN 0, CR 2,500.

SNOW BASIN. National Alpine races here this weekend. UP 110, LO 96, SN 4, CR 600.

Wyoming: JACKSON HOLE. Skiers used top rope to get to Radio Basin which had all the loose snow. Skiers back from Europe have new Kästle with yellow plastic base.

Colorado: ASPEN. Skiing good. All lifts running. Maximum wait was 30 minutes on No. 1. Gardiner Smith and Beverly Anderson were Roch Cup combined winners.

ARAPAHO BASIN. LO 55, SN 12, CR 400.

LOVELAND. Area has ski hostess service to help skiers into bindings and show them best trails. UP 62, LO 60, SN 4, CR 1,200.

BERTHOUD PASS. Lodge filling with Easterners out for the fine spring skiing. UP 72, LO 66, SN 8, CR 400.

New Mexico: TAOS. UP 84, LO 55, SN 27.

SIPAPAU. Skiing fine. UP 20, LO 15, SN 20.

LA MADERA. Weekends only. UP 36, LO 10.

SANTA FE. Good. UP 81, LO 42, SN 22.

Alberta: MT. NORQUAY. Good. UP 10, LO 10.

SUNSHINE VILLAGE. Excellent. UP 50, LO 50.

Far West

Washington: Anticipate full operation of all areas well into May.

WHITE PASS. Will operate daily until April 13. UP 125, LO 85, SN 18, CR 2,000.

MT. BAKER. Skiers using lightweight bubble goggles to get peripheral vision.

SNOQUALMIE. Skiers rode lift to Thunderbird Restaurant for ski fashion show (see picture). UP 120, LO 100, SN 20, CR 4,000.

Oregon: MT. HOOD. Skiing very good.


TOMAHAWK BOWL. Good. UP 38, LO 34, SN 8.

British Columbia: GROUSE MT. UP 80.

California: Ski areas doubling last year's business. Southern areas overjoyed at continued good conditions.

HEAVENLY VALLEY. Waist-deep powder most of week. Motels filled. UP 90.

SQUAW VALLEY. Snow compaction tests being conducted by Navy to see if cars can park in fields here in 1960. UP 205, LO 76.

SUGAR BOWL. Will run to May 1. Midweek special rates drawing crowds. UP 180.

DODGE RIDGE. LO 60, UP 126, SN 20, CR 5,000.

BADGER PASS. UP 75, SN 5, CR 3,900.

MAMMOTH MT. LO 168, UP 204, SN 36, CR 1,200.

SNOW SUMMIT. UP 60, LO 20, SN 24, CR 3,200.

MT. BALDY. Best skiing since 1954. UP 60.

Nevada: RENO. Starr Walton of Sacramento took girls' Far West slalom by 10 seconds.

Check resorts for late condition changes

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


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