WHITEFACE MT.: 2 PO on 6, good. Daily operating schedule starts Dec. 11.
QUEBEC: LAC BEAUPORT: With just one more snowfall, expected momentarily, the T-bar will start churning. 5 PO now, 20�.
MONT TREMBLANT: Both chair lifts expected to open this Sunday and some more snow would help. 15-18 PO on north side and Sissy Schuss is skiable. Base of south side still bare. Recent temps. 10 low, 24 high.
MICHIGAN: BOYNE MT.: Chair lift set to spin Dec. 10 but no skiable snow so far. 4 NS with ineffectual flurries still spitting.
WISCONSIN: RIB MT.: Area hopes to roll Dec. 12 but must have 4-5 more inches. New T-bar ready now, but need good fall of snow for safe skiing.
SOUTH DAKOTA: TERRY PEAK: 5 plus PO but many BS. New double chair has targeted Dec. 18 for debut, contingent upon more snow. Hopefuls say latter is on the way.
COLORADO: ASPEN: All lifts will operate daily from Dec. 11 on. 2 PO on 30 HB at halfway point, 12 HB at bottom. Excellent on upper.
ARAPAHOE: Prophets say above-normal snowfall expected for next 30 days. 6 PO on 15 HB so far. Daytime temps. averaging 25. With more snow, present moderate crowds will increase quickly.
WYOMING: JACKSON: 4 NS on top but only an inch at bottom. It will take a foot of snow at least to open this area.
UTAH: ALTA: Local tub thumpers have long claimed Alta as snow capital of North America and they have a point as usual. Excellent skiing over entire area with 10 PO on 18 HB and more snow expected this weekend. Upper Germania area is close to perfection. Heavy powder most areas is rough on the nonexperts. No waiting on lifts so far but big crowds anticipated.