Pico Peak, Rutland, Vt.: Staedeli double chair lift 4,000/1,300/900 serves lower half of 9,000-foot tandem lifts to the top of Big Pico Peak. Doppelmayr T bar 1,700/350/ 800 replaces faulty one built about six years ago. Cafeteria enlarged. Telephone Don Rosenburg, Rutland 773-7140.
Sierra Blanca, Ruidoso, New Mexico: Pohlig four-passenger gondola lift 8,200/1,670/600; trails improved. Six-spired restaurant with sun decks, ski shop, rentals. Telephone Kingsbury Pitcher, Ruidoso, CL 7-6535.
Snowmass Ridge, Aspen, Colo.: New area located on Baldy Mountain with 10,000 acres of wide-open powder skiing; two Track-master Sno-Cats serve area on reservation basis; each group of 10 accompanied by ski patrolman—$10 for two runs. Telephone Aspen Ski Corporation Sports Desk, Aspen 925-3611.
Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, Calif.: Four Poma double chair lifts 4,175/800/800, 3,640/1,300/800, 3,040/900/1,100 and 820/350/1,100; Teleski lift on beginners' slope, pulls five skiers abreast. Telephone John Buckman, Tahoe City, OL 8-4211.