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Compiled by BILL WALLACE
March 14, 1955
A late roundup of snow conditions in America from picked local skiers
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March 14, 1955

Snow Patrol

A late roundup of snow conditions in America from picked 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.


The rapidly changing weather has varied conditions in the East. Many Western areas have their highest snow totals of the winter

FAR WEST: MT. BALDY, CALIF.: Spring skiing continues with shirt-sleeve weather and 8-28 snow total.

SQUAW VALLEY, CALIF.: Recent conditions rated as terrific with 24-48 new PO on 36-60, with both CO and PO surfaces.

NORTHWEST: SNOQUALMIE PASS, WASH.: 10 NS on 122, skiing good to near-perfect.

MT. BAKER, WASH.: 60 NS last week brought total to 190, highest of any major area in U.S.

MT. HOOD, ORE.: At Govt. Camp, 60 NS, 121 total. Conditions are good to excellent here.

ROCKY MTS.: ASPEN, COLO.: 2 NS on 30-53, temps. 14-20, trails in good condition.

ALTA, UTAH: 14 light PO on 85 HP base, skiing excellent, especially for deep-powder lovers. Average temps. 30.

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