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SNOW PATROL
Compiled by BILL WALLACE
February 07, 1955
A late roundup of snow conditions in America from a picked group of local skiers
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February 07, 1955

Snow Patrol

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

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NS=new snow; PO=powder; PP=packed powder; HP=hard-packed snow; HB=hard base; GR=granular; FG=frozen granular; CO=corn snow; BC=breakable crust; UC=unbreakable crust; W=wet; IC=icy condition; BS=bare spots; DC=dangerous condition; CL=trail or slope closed.

NUMERALS REPRESENT INCHES OF SNOW

The Eastern areas are hoping for new snow following recent cold wave, while Western resorts continue to report good-to-excellent conditions

NEW ENGLAND: FRANCONIA, N.H.: 1 PO on 4-40 HB with conditions consistently good. Temps, ranged from 20 below to 22 above.

NORTH CONWAY, N.H.: Skiing has been scratchy due to GR surface on 7-10 HB with some IC. Gibson Trophy race scheduled here for Feb. 6.

STOWE, VT.: 1 PO on 28-40 HB. Some NS would certainly help. Average temp, last week was 3 below.

MAD RIVER GLEN, VT.: 2 PP on 30-48 HP with occasional icy spots. N.Y. City Ski Council interclub race planned for Feb. 5-6.

BIG BROMLEY, VT.: Weekend attendance mark was shattered again as some 6,000 schussed over 3 PP on 7-20 HB. Waiting time on the lifts hit 20 minutes.

BERKSHIRE MTS., MASS.: Jiminy Peak has been going for two weekends with 3-10 FG and some PP. NS would be appreciated. Otis Ridge needs at least 4 PO. So does Catamount.

NEW YORK: BELLEAYRE: 2 PP on 5-10. Skiing is fair to good, with 10-20 minute wait for lifts. New gross receipts record set last Sat. by crowds of 3,700.

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