WHITEFACE MT.: Area has done fine early-season business with 2 PO on 6 HP. Fair-good on lower T-bar areas. Temps. in 20s and roads are clear.
PENNSYLVANIA: LIGONIER: 2-15 drifted PO on 1-6, good. All tows operating, with crowds light so far.
QUEBEC: LAC BEAUPORT: 5 PO with 13 total, good skiing. Lowering temperatures and light snowfalls anticipated. Big moment coming up is selection of Winter Carnival Queen.
MONT TREMBLANT: Only North Side chair lift operating and it's rough going down the Sissy Schuss. Other trails CL. 2-3 NS on 13-16, with temps. way down, 3 to 13 above. More snow is badly needed.
MIDWEST: BOYNE MT.: Area is still shuttered. Stein Eriksen, Norway's Olympic champion here as an instructor, is among those hoping for snow. Official opening date is now Dec. 26.
RIB MT., WIS.: Fair-good on slopes, with only one trail open. 6 unsettled PO on no base.
TERRY PEAK, SO. DAK.: Banana-belt weather continues. 5-plus HB with BS and no snow anticipated. Opening may be delayed until Christmas weekend.
ROCKY MTS.: ASPEN, COL.: New double chair lift dedicated last weekend, with conditions good to very good. 2 PO on 26-28 HB at top and midway, 2 PO on 14 HB at bottom. Temps. 25-29.
BERTHOUD PASS, COL.: 4-12 PO on 12 base. Most trails packed, and good skiing everywhere. Weekend crowds heavy.
JACKSON, WYO.: 12 NS but "our kind" of winter has not arrived. Lift still idle.