PENNSYLVANIA: LIGONIER: Area has had a good month with big weekend crowds. 5 light PO on 5-12 packed, good, with temps. in 20s.
QUEBEC: LAC BEAUPORT: 5 PO on 12 HB. Skiing continues good, and temperatures very low—around eight above.
MONT TREMBLANT: A foot of new snow has made conditions excellent. Maximum on top now 42. 13-18 PO surface on HB.
NEW ENGLAND: FRANCONIA, N.H.: Just 4 to 6 more PO would put all of Cannon Mt. in near-perfect shape. So far there is a GR surface on 4-27 HB in upper areas, 3-15 on lower. Skiing is fair-good with few BS. Best bets are trails in T-bar area. Big holiday influx anticipated.
BIG BROMLEY, VT.: The jokers skied with umbrellas in last Saturday's rain but the snow cover was not damaged. Under 1 PO on 7-20 hard frozen GR with some IC. Over-all conditions are fair and would become good with 4 inches of new snow.
STOWE, VT.: Base now totals 17-25 HP with 1 PO surface. Upper areas are fair, lower good. Of all major trails only Nose Dive has been closed.
NORTH CONWAY, N.H.: Recent rain ruined Cranmore's thin cover and the Skimobile closed down. Area must have 4-6 PO to reopen before Christmas.
DUTCH HILL, VT.: Area has poor to good skiing. Recent rains caused some BS and IC.
JIMINY PEAK, MASS.: T-bar has yet to operate. 0-2 surface. Heavy frost and snowfall needed.
NEW YORK: BELLEAYRE: Instructor Dot Hoyt says she has never known better December skiing here. Base is like rock and will take a lot of punishment from the holiday crowds. Present conditions—2 PO on 1-6 frozen GR—rate fair with lower area bare. 2-4 NS would mean good-excellent skiing.