Mt. Baker, Wash.: All runs open, main slopes well packed, unpacked slopes are windcrusted. Kulshan Ridge excellent for touring, but Shuksan Arm and Herman Saddle restricted due to avalanche danger. U.S. Forest Service surveying possible race trail from Panorama Dome to Razorhone Creek. Ankloon inflatable boot insert being used here. U. of Washington coeds favoring pastel capeskin pullover shirts. LS 162. US 196, TD 50, TW 0, CW 1,900.
Stevens Pass, Wash.: Deep powder brought post-holiday crowd out on Barrier. Highway cleared of snow slides. Penguin Ski Club giant slalom Jan. 15. LS 135 to 140, TD 10, CW 2,500.
Snoqualmie Pass, Wash.: Beaver Lake area and upper slopes of main hill excellent after heavy snows. Slides on highway cleared by weekend. Pullover sweater with zipper, V-neck and broad collar popular here. LS 120 to 125, TD 15, TD 12, CD 200, CW 3,500.
Mt. Hood, Ore.: At Timberline, new Riblet double chair operated last week for first time. Aerial tramway will close until spring for redesigning. Shuttle buses will run from Govt. Camp. At Timberline, LS 134 to US 142, TD 14, TW 4. At Govt. Camp, LS 46 to 50, US 48 to 52, TD 8, TW 2.
Grouse Mt., B.C.: All runs in good shape with dry powder. Area's free ski school had 1.500 pupils. Some racers trying Ankloon boot inserts. LS 48 to 74, US 74 to 90, CW 2,100.