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SNOW PATROL
Compiled by MORT LUND
January 16, 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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January 16, 1956

Snow Patrol

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Sun Valley, Idaho: Excellent skiing on all trails, slopes. Snow depths double last year's totals. Skiers packing down powder over whole mountain. On Dollar 64, on Baldy 76, Valley floor 36. TD 8, TW 0.

Alta, Utah: All trails open. Skiing has been good on packed runs, but some ice appearing. Ski patrolmen favoring Cubco safety binding. LS 77, US 77, TD 0, TW 0, CD 2,500, CW 2,000.

Aspen, Col.: Bottom slopes packed out, skiing good. No lift lines since holidays. Marker and Star safety bindings credited with lowering accident rate. Winterskol Carnival starts Jan. 19.

Santa Fe, N. Mex.: All slopes open with skiing fair, but cover still thinning. LS 10, US 12, TD 0, TW 0, CD 100, CW 300.

Snow King, Wyo.: Excellent skiing with light powder on all slopes. Ski tow operating daily. Cars need chains. LS 14 to 20, US 28 to 34, TD 2, TW 0, CD 200, CW 300.

Big Mt., Mont.: Powder skiing on Hell Roaring, Dipsy Doodle, Mully's Mile. Four busloads of junior skiers tried out for school teams last weekend. Teenage racers regard green long-thongs as top binding. LS 30 to 32, US 34 to 48, TD 7, CW 400.

FAR WEST

Squaw Valley, Calif.: Powder on all trails, best skiing on Flying Saucer, North Bowl, International. Some wind crust on slopes. Highways 40 and 50 open. LS 42, US 110 to 240, TD 34, CW 450.

Sugar Bowl, Calif.: Donald Duck, Pony Express and Mt. Disney good. Tyrolia front-throw heel-release binding being used here. Highways open. Northern California Intercollegiate meet Jan. 13 and 14. LS 132, US 168, TD 36, TW 8, CW 1,200.

Mt. Baldy, Calif.: Dry-ski school launched here on straw-covered slope in absence of sufficient cover. No other skiing last weekend.

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