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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

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


Whiteface, N.Y.: Governor Harriman conducted dedication ceremonies for the new two-stage chair lift, then ran down Northway trail to officially open $2½ million worth of facilities at area. Chair will run daily. Warming lodge will be open full time. Nearest of the 600 beds within five miles are at Sportsmen's Inn outside Wilmington. Lake Placid, nine miles away, has hotels. UP 12, LO 7, CR 1,000.

Marble Mt., N.Y.: Will run only weekends to catch overflow from Whiteface.

Belleayre, N.Y.: Skiing good. New T bar has cut down on waiting lines. UP 9, LO 9.

Stowe, Vt.: Skiing best last weekend on Lord and Sterling trails. Guests at Edson Hill Manor chartering Sno-Cat tractors for modern version of sleigh ride. UP 45.

Mad River Glen, Vt.: All trails good. Skiers report Head X-37 pilot model fine for crust conditions. UP 45, LO 30.

Pico Peak, Vt.: New T bar may go into operation by this weekend. UP 30, LO 12, CR 800.

Okemo, Vt.: All trails in top shape. UP 40.

Burke Mt., Vt.: Middlebury favored to win eastern college ski meet here Feb. 1-2. UP 30, LO 20, CR 800.

Big Bromley, Vt.: Five-day learn-to-ski week for $46, including lift rides, lodging, proving popular. UP 8, LO 4, SN 3.

Mt. Snow, Vt.: All trails good except for windblown Snow Bowl. Ex-Dartmouth Coach Walt Prager, ski-shop manager here, teaches free classes for school children Tuesdays.

Bousquet's, Mass.: Midweek rains hardened base, skiing still good. UP 8, LO 9, CR 500.

Wildcat, N.H.: Mrs. Lane Dwinell, wife of Governor Dwinell, cracked champagne flask over first gondola car to christen lift which will now run daily. Main dedication speech given by Robert King, executive of the 1960 Olympic Organizing Committee. UP 55, LO 44, CR 1,500.

Dartmouth Skiways, N.H.: Dartmouth Winter Carnival races here Feb. 1-2. UP 30, LO 12.

Cannon Mt., N.H.: All trails good to excellent. UP 60, LO 10, CR 2,000.

Belknap, N.H.: Excellent skiing. UP 20, LO 4.

Sunapee, N.H.: Area having best skiing in recent years. UP 30, LO 11, CR 1,000.

Cranmore, N.H.: Skiing good. Nineteenth running of Gibson trophy here Feb. 2. UP 25.

Waterville Valley, N.H.: Tows handled overflow from more crowded areas without piling up waiting lines. UP 24, LO 12, CR 200.

Sugarloaf, Maine: Skiing excellent, top and bottom lifts running. UP 40, LO 30, CR 500.

Snow Ridge, N.Y.: Good skiing on hard granular base. Hurni stretch pants increasingly popular. UP 14, LO 5.

Laurel Mt., Pa.: Skiers running slopes early and late to make up for December snow drought. UP 20, LO 10, CR 750.

Mont Tremblant, Que.: Skiing good on north side, fair on south last weekend. Ryan Cup here Feb. 2. UP 26, LO 4, CR 700.

St. Agathe, Que.: Good to excellent. Lauren-tide Inn and Manor House had Saturday parties to celebrate St. Agathe Winter Carnival. Jasper, Que.: Skiing fair. UP 26, LO 15.

Lac Beauport, Que.: Skiing excellent. Big crowds booking reservations for the Quebec Winter Carnival this weekend.


Boyne, Mich.: College students on midyear vacations swamped area, had good skiing.

Brule Mt., Mich.: Skiing excellent. UP 9, LO 36.

Porcupine Mt., Mich.: Twin T bar installation proving capable of handling increasing crowds this season. UP 8, LO 12.

Caberfae, Mich.: Sno-Chase Ski Club of Chicago, Midwest's largest, holding annual meet here Feb. 1. UP 3, LO 5.

Sheltered Valley, Wis.: UP 7, LO 10.

Telemark, Wis.: Twenty-four-hour grooming with Sno-Cats has kept skiing good. Area has biggest crowds ever. UP 5, LO 10.

Lutsen, Minn.: Enclosed heated swimming pool popular with ski guests. UP 3, LO 8.


Sun Valley, Idaho: Skiing excellent on all trails and slopes. Sigi Engl Ski School has been incorporating parts of Austrian shortswing into teaching technique here. Engl said that advanced skiers are having "the time of their lives" mastering Wedeln. Available March reservations almost gone. Rooms can be had in Ketchum motels, including the brand-new Christina Motor Lodge.

Magic Mt., Idaho: Best skiing of the year. UP 43, LO 37, SN 4, CR 400.

Bogus Basin, Idaho: New Pomalift spreading record crowd out over whole area. UP 61.

Alta, Utah: Skiing excellent. Trend this year is to long bamboo poles. Girls wearing skintight ski pants in preference to stretch models. UP 70, LO 61, CR 1,100.

Brighton, Utah: Young skiers converting collegiate flannels into ski knickers. Intermountain Junior giant slalom will be held Feb. 2. UP 68.

Big Mt., Mont.: Best skiing of season. Great Northern RR special ski car brought large numbers of Chicago, Duluth and St. Paul skiers to area. Learn-to-ski week package ($88) booked into April. UP 60, LO 48, CR 650.

Aspen, Colo.: All trails open except Silver Queen. Winterskol carnival slalom, won by Alpine lodge team, preceded torchlight parade and coronation ball at Hotel Jerome.

Berthoud Pass, Colo.: Skiing excellent. Trend is back to wood skis, with Kaestles popular. UP 55, LO 45, SN 7.

Steamboat Springs, Colo.: Skiers running under lights report moguls show up better at night. El Rancho dance floor becoming favorite stop for night ski crowd. UP 30, LO 30, CR 250.

Winter Park, Colo.: Skiing excellent. UP 30.

Loveland Basin, Colo.: UP 37, LO 30, CR 1,100.

Arapahoe Basin, Colo.: UP 40, LO 30, SN 12.

Banff, Alta.: Skiing poor last weekend, all trails needed more cover.

Taos, N. Mex.: Skiing excellent. Taos Ski Carnival here Feb. 9.

Santa Fe, N. Mex.: UP 60, LO 30, SN 25.


Stevens Pass, Wash.: Deep powder covered whole area. Big skiers' party at Federspiel's Cabin, Skykomish to raise funds for children's races in April under Steven Madison. UP 144, LO 108.

White Pass, Wash.: Record Saturday crowd. Schwaegler Cup slalom won by Joe Darr. CR 2,400.

Snoqualmie, Wash.: Damp snow at lower altitudes, but skiing was good. Thunderbird Restaurant will have ski fashion show luncheon Feb. 6. UP 104.

Mt. Baker, Wash.: Avalanche hazard closed touring country. Waterproof socks being used to combat wet snows. UP 120, LO 112, SN 16, CR 850.

Mt. Lassen, Calif.: Snow excellent. Poma and two ropes running daily except Monday and Tuesday.

Heavenly Valley, Calif.: Excellent conditions for first time this season. Midweek special ski package gives five days' tows, instruction, four nights' lodging for $64. UP 35, LO 24.

Sugar Bowl, Calif.: All slopes in excellent shape.

Squaw Valley, Calif.: Skiing good. Nine snow buses running into area from San Francisco every weekend. Access road to valley smoothed, improved over early season.

Reno, Nev.: Skiing good on packed trails. Rough going on unpacked slopes. UP 40.

Mt. Baldy, Calif.: Area will open this weekend if new snow keeps coming.

Dodge Ridge, Calif.: UP 62, LO 30, SN 36.

Badger Pass, Calif.: LO 35, UP 35, SN 15.

Mammoth Mt., Calif.: Deep new snow brought influx of ardent powder skiers. LO 58, UP 66, SN 22.

Mt. Hood, Ore.: Skiing fair, snow very wet. At Timberline UP 186, SN 15, CR 1,000.

Grouse Mt., B.C.: All runs open. Vancouver Sun Ski School has top racers Al Menzies and Otmar Setzer teaching free racing classes weekends. UP 24, SN 36.


VETERAN JUMPER Art Tokle used new torpedo style to place on U.S. team going to Finland for world meet March 1. Team competes for practice at Rumford, Maine Feb. 8.