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Compiled by Bill Wallace
January 17, 1955
A late roundup of snow conditions in America from a picked group of local skiers
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January 17, 1955

Snow Patrol

A late roundup of snow conditions in America from a picked group of local skiers

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TERRY PEAK, SO. DAK.: Outlook vastly improved due to 8 NS on 18-20 packed. Skiing good, with double chair lift easily handling moderate crowds.

NEW ENGLAND: NORTH CONWAY, N.H.: Ratings here were fair, with 1-2 GR on 7-10 HB. Crowds have been good, with moderate waiting lines.

FRANCONIA, N.H.: Some 2,500 skiers—a mob for this area—had best action of the season last weekend thanks to a PP surface on 4-40 GR base. Conditions are good to excellent.

BIG BROMLEY, VT.: About 4 more PO would make skiing excellent. Surface now fair, with 1 GR on 7-20 HB.

MT. SNOW, VT.: New area played host to 2,000 last weekend as high capacity chair lift held waiting time to 10 mins. Snow totals are 10 to 30 FG, skiing fair. Need PO.

MAD RIVER GLEN, VT.: It's been clear, cold and beautiful, with 4-6 PO on 20-38 HB, skiing good-excellent. Ski pro Bud Phillips has revived famed Saturday-night floor shows at Dipsy Doodle.

STOWE, VT.: Snow conditions good with 3 PP on 21-36. Crowds have been small.

BERKSHIRE MTS., MASS.: Operators still looking for more snow. Jiminy Peak needs 6 PO. Otis Ridge reports this is latest start in area's 9-year history.

NEW YORK: TURIN: Area is still looking for PO to go over 15 HP base. 4-6 NS needed to improve fair conditions.

WHITEFACE MT.: It's mighty scratchy here, with 8 FG base and some IC. Fair on trails, but practice slope is good. Nearby Lake Placid now offers night skiing under arcs Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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