QUEBEC: MONT TREMBLANT: 27-44 HB with 4 PO on top, skiing generally excellent. Tower HP with 4 PO on top, except for few rocks showing. Nansen and Sissy Schuss HP. Tascherault, Flying Mile, Ryan Run, Kandahar CL.
LAC BEAUPORT: 2 PO on 25-30 HB at Lake Mt. with temp. 20 above. Skiing very good.
NEW YORK: WHITEFACE MT.: Best early conditions in years, some NS on 8 to 10 HP GR. Novices (and pros) may take comfort now that ski patrolmen have completed first-aid refresher courses. Swiss ski school holding daily classes.
LAKE PLACID: 12 to 14 HB, skiing good on all four slopes. Advance reservations advised. Olympic bobsled run open.
BELLEAYRE: Best December in area's history with Roaring Brook and Winnisook trails drawing biggest crowds. 1 packed PO over 3-6 HB, best results two-thirds of way up to bottom of mountain.
PENNSYLVANIA: LIGONIER: 2 to 18 packed GR over entire Laurel Mt. slope; need one more snowfall to make conditions excellent. New trail, Dream Highway, seven-eighths of a mile long, now open.
MIDWEST: RIB MT., Wis.: Thaw hurt here, but conditions fair to good on lower slopes. Some BS, IC on upper slopes. Need 4-5 NS for ideal skiing. New T-Bar operating daily, handles 850 skiers per hour.
BOYNE MT., MICH.: Heavy warm rains washed out skiing through most of state. Weather bureau predicts more snow this week.
TERRY PEAK, S.D.: 4 PO on 12-14 packed PO and HB. All slopes are open.
NORTHWEST: MT. BAKER, WASH.: Magnificent is the word for skiing under bright blue sky, 20 NS on 57 HB. All trails skiable with best on north slope of Panorama Dome and Austin Pass. Uncovered rocks on chute under chair lift, novices stay away. All lifts in operation, Peanut Hill open for the kiddies. Use chains or snow tires to get here. Temperature 20 degrees and getting colder.