Whiteface, N.Y.: Area's first week of operation brought skiers from Albany, western N.Y. and Montreal. Long three-mile runs kept crowd dispersed. UP 30, LO 14, CR 2,200.
Lake Placid, N.Y.: Resort has had surge of ski interest since opening of Whiteface nearby. Around town, one double chair lift operates at Kobl Mt., plus Pomalifts at Scott's Cobble and Fawn Ridge. Nightly accordion sessions at The Spot restaurant popular with ski crowd.
Stowe, Vt.: All trails were open and in top shape. Swissair Blue one of most frequently seen colors in stretch pants worn by coeds here for midterm ski vacations. UP 50, LO 38, SN 4, CR 4,000.
Smuggler's Skiway, Vt.: Two-mile Rum Runner trail making hit with Stowe skiers who drop over for a run. UP 49, CR 1,000.
Mad River Glen, Vt.: Skiing excellent. Powder on unpacked sections ran almost knee-deep. UP 50, LO 40, SN 24, CR 1,000.
Big Bromley, Vt.: Tucker Sno-cats kept busy packing down several days' fall of powder. UP 38, LO 28, SN 20, CR 3,000.
Mt. Snow, Vt.: Week-long snow made skiing excellent. Seven-day ski package, including lessons, lift and lodging ($60 and up) being bought by 200 skiers a week here.
Princeton Snow Bowl, N.Y.: Area caught overflow from more crowded Catskill runs. UP 55, LO 25, SN 10, CR 600.
Black Mt., N.H.: Area shared in two-foot snowfall that blanketed state, had to dig out lift lines for record crowd last weekend.