New Hampshire: Resorts are expecting record-breaking weekend. Snow is superb, and college midterm vacations are at hand.
WILDCAT. Gondola, closed by winds Feb. 14, operated next day. UP 85, LO 60.
CRANMORE. Strong midweek attendance, 500 on hand daily. Parking area enlarged. UP 50, LO 26, CR 3,500.
BELKNAP. Top guest skier during carnival was Air Force Assistant Secretary David Smith. UP 50, LO 12, CR 2,000.
SUNAPEE. Getting 200 skiers daily. UP 50.
WHITTIER. Crowds small Saturday but Sunday attendance taxing lift capacity and parking lot. UP 50.
BLACK MT. Lodges heavily booked for next two weeks. Compressors for area's snow machine, long unneeded, cost Owner Bill Whitney $700 monthly, are classed as "insurance." UP 60, LO 40, CR 1,300.
CANNON. Friday time trials down Cannon trail to start this weekend. Men schussing down in less than 2 minutes 25 seconds and women bettering 2:50 get coveted gold Cannon pin. Silver qualifying times are 2:50 and 3:30 respectively. Only 30 gold pins have ever been won. UP 75.
Maine: SUGARLOAF. UP 91, LO 50, CR 1,200.