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
Mt. Baldy, Calif.: First real snow of the season brought Los Angeles enthusiasts out to try icy slopes with thin corn cover. Beginners' Gulch was best with 12-minute wait on chair lift there last weekend. A few Cubco bindings appeared among skiers. LS 0, US 12 to 24, TD 24, TW 1, CD 400, CW 2,400.
Big Bear Lake, Calif.: All runs at Snow Summit and Lynn areas open after heavy snowfall packed into excellent base last week. Roads open, no chains needed. LS 8 to 14, US 30, TD 8 to 30, TW 2, CW 1,700.
Squaw Valley, Calif.: Best skiing of the season here last weekend. All trails and slopes have generous powder cover. LS 60, US 96 to 120, TD 30, TW 0, CD 200, CW 1,000.
Sugar Bowl, Calif.: Powder snow skiing was at year's peak last weekend. Gardner Smith of Reno was Class A winner in Wengen race. Contest had over 120 entries. LS 156, US 240, TD 48, TW 0, CD 400, CW 2,400.
Edelweiss, Calif.: Skiing excellent. Double chair and rope tow in operation. LS 76, US 110, TD 14, CD 200, CW 600.
Reno, Nev.: First weekend of excellent skiing at area found 700 skiers in the municipal junior ski school. LS 90 to 120, US 120 to 160, TD 20, TW 0, CD 100, CW 1,500.
Mt. Baker, Wash.: Touring was at its best last weekend, with avalanche danger light. Advanced skiers found best skiing on Panorama Ridge, intermediates used Austin Bowl. Chute trail reopened. LS 206, TD 36, TW 1, CW 2,000.
Stevens Pass, Wash.: All trails excellent. New 1,500-foot intermediate chair scheduled to operate Feb. 12. Stevens Standard Giant Slalom rescheduled for this weekend. LS 147, TD 4, TW 4, CW 4,500.