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STEVENS PASS, Wash.: uphill capacity of resort increased 50% by double chair 1,500 feet long with 250-foot rise on beginner's hill, by installation of new rope tow at top of main chair and by three new motors attached to old rope tows. Total cost, $80,000.
WHITE PASS, Wash.: new resort near Yakima offers 5,200-foot double chair with rise of 1,520 feet. Capacity: 600 per hour. Also a 1,950-foot Pomalift.
MT. HOOD, Ore.: at Timberline Lodge, a new double chair lift 3,300 feet long with 560-foot rise and per-hour capacity of 900 skiers. At Mt. Hood Ski Bowl two electric rope tows, 700 and 400 feet long. Also a new lodge with warming facilities on highway.
TAOS SKI VALLEY, N. Mex.: ambitious new ski area backed by group of Texans including Pro Footballer Doak Walker. Area opens December 25, will have two Skikuli T-bar lifts. One is 685 feet long, rises 200 feet, the other is 1,000 feet long with rise of 500 feet. Expert run beginning at 11,680-foot level on Mt. Wheeler reached by shuttle bus or snocat.
SUNSHINE VILLAGE, Alta.: a 2,000-foot T-bar rising 500 feet and costing $30,000. Capacity is 360 per hour.
HIDDEN VALLEY, Col.: two platter pulls, 2,300 feet and 1,200 feet long, rising 750 and 450 feet. Capacities 600 and 500 skiers per hour. Warming hut and eating facilities now open; skating rink, bobsled run being built by National Park Service.
WOLF CREEK PASS, Col.: near Monte Vista, a 2,500-foot Pomalift with 750-foot rise and capacity of 340 per hour. Also a parking lot for 100 cars.
TERRA ALTA, W. Va.: a new area with two rope tows and a 1,000-foot slope.