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Skiing across the country: reports through the preceding weekend


New Hampshire: Skiers continued to come out in big numbers. Expect skiing to last at least two more weeks.

CANNON. Biggest crowd of season. Gordon Eaton of Holderness School broke old record of 1:59 by five seconds while running for his Gold Cannon pin. UP 80, LO 40, CR 2,800.

WILDCAT. Skiing good. Gondola closed after two skiers were slightly injured when lift mechanism slipped, let cars run backward. Should be repaired and in operation for weekend. T bar ran. UP 112, LO 64.

CRANMORE. Excellent conditions continued to draw big gate. UP 70, LO 36, CR 3,000.

Maine: SUGARLOAF. Annual Sugarloaf Schuss downhill races here April 5 and 6. UP 143.

Massachusetts: All areas should be open this weekend in spite of warm weather during week.

JIMINY PEAK. Area offering free pancakes and coffee to all skiers costumed for traditional Easter weekend clown parade. UP 30, LO 8, CR 200.

BOUSQUETS. Skiing good. UP 32, LO 10.

New York: Spring skiing under way, with state's corn snow supply expected to keep for two or more weekends.

BELLEAYRE. Easter egg hunt and costume parade this weekend. UP 70, LO 30, CR 3,000.

BEARPEN. Expect snow here to outlast other areas in southern New York. UP 114, LO 80.

WHITEFACE. Upper north face still has powder. UP 60, LO 20, CR 3,000.

Vermont: MT. SNOW. Overbrook Trail being held for Easter crowd. UP 100, LO 30.

STOWE. Skiers on Spruce were treated to hot maple sugar, cooled on snow, UP 50.

OKEMO. Easter costume contest this weekend. UP 70, LO 22, CR 500.

SNOW RIDGE. Area will close after this weekend's Easter costume parade. New T bar will replace Poma next year.

Pennsylvania: MT. LAUREL. UP 45, LO 10.

Quebec: Expect good skiing through this weekend at all areas.

MT. TREMBLANT. Good. UP 45, LO 22, CR 2,000.

LAC BEAUPORT. UP 34, LO 34, CR 3,500.


Michigan: Best skiing in region.

BOYNE MT. Excellent. Skiers getting out in big-brim hats to keep tans from peeling. UP 30, LO 30, CR 300.

CLIFFS RIDGE. Fine corn snow. UP 18, LO 8.


Idaho: SUN VALLEY. Fine spring skiing. Lifts close after this weekend. Elinor Bennett of St. Regis, Mont. took both the giant slalom and downhill in the American Legion junior championships. Jim Gaddis and Allen Miller of Salt Lake City took boys' titles. Baldy UP 75.

Utah: ALTA. Snow plentiful and deep. Forest Service avalanche crew shooting some trails as preventive measure. UP 132.

BRIGHTON. UP 108, LO 99, SN 14, CR 1,500.

Wyoming: TETON PASS. High country skiing here is at its best, touring parties fanning out all over area. UP 108, LO 102, SN 6.

JACKSON HOLE. Excellent. UP 60, LO 28.

Montana: BIG MT. Best skiing of season. Area has three weeks skiing left. UP 82.

Colorado: ASPEN. Skiing fine, but Bell chair closed for second time due to structural failure of chair hangers, will remain closed until season ends April 13. Area management reports Bell lift will have to be redesigned before season opens next year. Ski club sponsoring moonlight ski tours, ending with a swim at Aspen Pool.

BERTHOUD PASS. Powder snow. Expect skiing here until May 15. UP 89, LO 84, SN 19.

LOVELAND. Excellent. Will operate until May 15. UP 72, LO 65, SN 24, CR 1,000.

WINTER PARK. Good. Will close April 13.

ARAPAHOE BASIN. Area will have its usual excellent spring skiing. UP 64, LO 54.

New Mexico: TAOS. Area has plenty of snow, with more still coming. Flatlanders race won by Midland (Tex.) Ski Club. National Senior giant slalom here April 13.

SANTA FE. Expecting deluge of Texas skiers on college vacations. LO 84.

Far West

Oregon: MT. HOOD. At Timberline LO 252, SN 6, CR 800. Skiing thinner, but still good at Govt. Camp. UP 46, LO 22.

Washington: Cover holding well against warmer temperatures, crowds thinning out.

MT. BAKER. UP 145, LO 132, SN 9, CR 1,000.

SNOQUALMIE. Younger set wearing calypso straw hats. UP 95, LO 75, CR 1,500.

California: Best skiing in five years all over state. Storms in north have cut attendance and brought more snow than wanted. Southern areas holding their snow cover well.

HEAVENLY VALLEY. Will run through April.

SQUAW VALLEY. Full operation through April, weekends after that. Crews attempting to remove snow from valley so work can start on the Olympic Village.

SUGAR BOWL. Storms have snowed in top chair lift on Mt. Lincoln. Skiing through April.

MAMMOTH. Area will stay open through May if skiers keep coming. UP 260, LO 200.

SNOW SUMMIT. Open through April. UP 60.

DODGE RIDGE. LO 102, UP 180, CR 1,000.

BADGER PASS. Will close April 6. UP 128.

MT. BALDY. Plan to close officially April 20. Snow pack on Thunder should last into May.

CHINA PEAK. Snow will keep till June.

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