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A late roundup of snow conditions in America from picked local skiers

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.


The rapidly changing weather has varied conditions in the East. Many Western areas have their highest snow totals of the winter

FAR WEST: MT. BALDY, CALIF.: Spring skiing continues with shirt-sleeve weather and 8-28 snow total.

SQUAW VALLEY, CALIF.: Recent conditions rated as terrific with 24-48 new PO on 36-60, with both CO and PO surfaces.

NORTHWEST: SNOQUALMIE PASS, WASH.: 10 NS on 122, skiing good to near-perfect.

MT. BAKER, WASH.: 60 NS last week brought total to 190, highest of any major area in U.S.

MT. HOOD, ORE.: At Govt. Camp, 60 NS, 121 total. Conditions are good to excellent here.

ROCKY MTS.: ASPEN, COLO.: 2 NS on 30-53, temps. 14-20, trails in good condition.

ALTA, UTAH: 14 light PO on 85 HP base, skiing excellent, especially for deep-powder lovers. Average temps. 30.

SUN VALLEY, IDA.: 8-16 PO on 20-31 HP, skiing very good.

WHITEFISH, MONT.: Outlook good or better thanks to 12 light PO on 44 HP.

JACKSON, WYO.: 4 dry PO on 30, temps. 5-25. Car chains are advised.

ARAPAHOE, COLO.: 6 PO on 44, weather windy and mild. Conditions are varied and all are good.

MIDWEST: BOYNE MT., MICH.: 2-3 NS on 3-14 HB with some IC.

RIB MT., WIS.: 1 NS on 6 packed. Trails need 3 NS. Temps. 15-20.

QUEBEC: MONT TREMBLANT: 5-7 PO on 35-65, skiing good or better.

LAC BEAUPORT: Snow total is now 58, highest of the winter. 10-12 PO surface.

NEW YORK: WHITEFACE: 3 PO on 12-15 HB. Skiing fair to good.

NEW ENGLAND: STOWE, VT.: 3 PO on 24-50 base. All trails and slopes rate good.

BIG BROMLEY, VT.: NS on 7-20 HB. Weekend lift lines continue.

MAD RIVER GLEN, VT.: 2-5 PO on 20-40 HP base with 2 W at lower level. Spring skiing continues good to excellent.

MIDDLEBURY, VT.: 8 PO on 20-50, good, more than 1,000 in attendance.

FRANCONIA, N.H.: Cannon Mt. is in near-perfect shape with 3 PO on 7-65 base.

NORTH CONWAY, N.H.: 3-10 PO on 10-20 HB with conditions good.

MT. SUNAPEE, N.H.: Area has enjoyed best skiing of an unpredictable season with 5 NS on 15 base.