Squaw Valley, Calif.: All lifts open. Good skiing on Head Wall, Great White Way. Sunset Boulevard has best packed powder. LS 18 to 24, US 5 to 46, CW 500.
Big Bear, Calif.: Lynn and Snow Summit closed for lack of cover last weekend. Artificial snow, made with open-air spray system, used by 1,000 skiers at Moonridge during week.
Mt. Hood, Ore.: Heavy rain turned snow to wet pack last weekend. New double chair scheduled to operate Dec. 25. Austria's Pepi Gabl, late of Stowe, is new Timberline instructor. LS 70 to 72, US 78 to 82, CW 1,500.
Stevens Pass, Wash.: Area open weekends only. Jeanette Burr Bray, Pete Kennedy and 18 others out of field of 80 named to Seattle Jaycee racing team. LS 80 to 85, CW 200.
Mt. Baker, Wash.: Rains kept most skiers in lodges, although a few, wearing ponchos, were out on Heather Trail and Austin Pass. LS 84, CW 200. CL—Chute Run.
Grouse Mt., B.C.: Lower chair, Blueberry J-bar closed. Head and Hart metal skis popular. LS 30 to 40, US 54 to 68, CW 900.
Slide Mt., Nev.: Chair and rope tow running weekends, daily operations to start Dec. 17. Big Bonanza Run best skiing. LS 12 to 20, US 20 to 36, CW 400. CL—Gold Run, Silver Dollar.