Aspen, Colo.: Excellent. Bell double chair serving new Copper Trail opened Dec. 7. Nearest accomodations from Dec. 26 till New Year's at Glenwood Springs. UP 42, LO 18, SN 12.
Taos, N. Mex.: Fine powder skiing last week. Texans have all but filled Hondo Lodge at area. UP 63, LO 32, SN 15.
Other Spots: Loveland, Colo.: UP 16, LO 11, CR 700. Steamboat Springs, Colo.: Poor to fair last week. Climax, Colo.: Fair. Operates weekends only. UP 7. Copper Hill, Colo.: Fair. UP 10. Grand Mesa, Colo.: Excellent. UP 46, LO 20. Pikes Peak, Colo.: Fair. Weekends only. UP 18.
Mt. Baker, Wash.: Skiing fair last week on wet, heavy snow. Only Austin Pass two open. Other tows will start this week. UP 40, LO 36, SN 8.
Snoqualmie, Wash.: Damp drizzle on opening day last week. Two thousand ski school students will be at area this year, arriving in fleet of 65 buses. Buzz Fiorini school opens Dec. 15, others by Jan. 4. UP 24, LO 16, SN 16.
Mt. Rainier, Wash.: Some rock still showing last week at Cayuse Pass. Beginner and intermediate tows operating. LO 45, CR 200. At Paradise LO 60, CR 400.
Mt. Hood, Ore.: At Timberline wet snow last week, skiing fair, some rocks showing. Timberline Lodge operating daily after Dec. 15, some rooms still available for Dec. 20-26 and after Jan. 1. UP 40, SN 12. No skiing at Government Camp last weekend.
Squaw Valley, Calif.: Only skiing was on icy slopes in Third and Fourth bowls.
Heavenly Valley, Calif.: Skiing at top rope tow only. Stein Eriksen and five-man ski school still waiting for snow.