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SNOW PATROL
Compiled by MORT LUND
March 19, 1956
LS—depth of snow on lower slopes; US—depth of snow on upper slopes; TD—total snowfall during the week days; TW—total snowfall during the weekend; CD—crowd during the week; CW—crowd during the weekend; CL—closed lifts, trails or slopes
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March 19, 1956

Snow Patrol

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LS—depth of snow on lower slopes; US—depth of snow on upper slopes; TD—total snowfall during the week days; TW—total snowfall during the weekend; CD—crowd during the week; CW—crowd during the weekend; CL—closed lifts, trails or slopes

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Squaw Valley, Calif.: Corn snow on all trails last weekend with Mambo Meadow, Flying Saucer and Nob Hill excellent. Valley accommodations nearly booked for coming weekend. Ski School Head Joe Marillac will set gates for men's giant slalom in the national alpine championships here April 6 to 8. LS 84, US 258, TD 12, TW 0, CD 700, CW 1,800.

Sugar Bowl, Calif.: Best skiing of the year at area. Racers here for the Standard Eagle Races using mixture of Metro Five and Swix for speed. LS 180, US 360, TD 24, TW 0, CD 300, CW 1,800.

Edelweiss, Calif.: Skiing excellent on week's heavy fall of powder snow. LS 124, US 156, TD 18, TW 0, CD 200, CW 3,400.

Mt. Baldy, Calif.: Mild weather provided good spring skiing on Thunder Mt. but forced Beginner's Gulch and rope tow areas to close for lack of cover. High temperatures and snow famine have thinned base considerably. LS 0, US 0 to 12, TD 0, TW 0, CD 100, CW 300.

Yosemite, Calif.: Excellent spring skiing over weekend. All trails open. LS 95, US 95, TD 3, TW 0, CD 1,950, CW 4,900.

Mt. Baker, Wash.: All tows and lifts operating. Week's snowfall deposited five feet of coyer. Lodge buildings safe for full use after drifts dynamited from roof. Austin Trail was packed out and skiers toured Artist's Point and Shuksan Arm. McQuire Cup won by David Bornstein. CW 1,500.

Stevens Pass, Wash.: Road closed because of slides for 10th straight day last weekend.

Snoqualmie, Wash.: Heavy snowfalls during week made skiing excellent. LS 220, TD 10, TW 15, CD 300, CW 5,000.

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