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SNOW PATROL
Compiled by Mort Lund
December 24, 1956
SPOT TO SKI: MT. BAKER'Elevation 4,300 to 5,000 feet; average snowfall '50 to 75 feet; usual snow cover 25 feet; skiers last year 44,000; season November 1 to July 30
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December 24, 1956

Snow Patrol

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Big Bear Lake, Calif.: Moonridge operated under snow from improved snow machine, had only skiing in area. BD 4-12, CR 150, SN (artificial) 12.

Squaw Valley, Calif.: Lack of snow closed Flying Saucer and Tram last weekend. Second and third bowls usable but icy. Mambo Meadow and Sunset Boulevard were closed. Upstairs cafeteria open in new lodge. Downstairs cafeteria bar and ski shops will open within week. TD 18-24, BD 10-12, Second Bowl 18, some bare spots.

Sugar Bowl, Calif.: New Lincoln lift opens only for sightseeing Dec. 16 pending more snow on upper mountain. TD 24-36, BD 12.

Other Spots: Reno, Nev. lift not running. Yosemite, Calif.: good, TD 14, BD 13, CR 900; Mt. Shasta: no skiing, T bar scheduled to open Dec. 23; Edelweiss, Calif.: no skiing; Mt. Baldy, Calif.: no skiing. Mt. Rainier, Wash.: skiing good.

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Sun Valley, Idaho: Good to excellent skiing last weekend. Holiday accommodations sold out. New Holiday Hut opened for after-ski dancing. Baldy TD 32, BD 36, River Run 20-26, Canyon 28-32, Dollar Mt. 18-24, Half Dollar 18, valley floor 12.

Aspen, Colo.: Skiing good after fine weekend snow. Denver U. edged out by Colorado U. and Western State College for first defeat in 21 ski meets. Stan Harwood ( Colo.) won downhill; Henning Arstal ( Denver), slalom; Mack Miller (Western State), cross-country; Peder Pytte ( Denver), jumping. TD 30-34, BD 16-20, Ruthies Run 16-30, Spar Gulch 20-30, Dipsy Doodle 20-34. CR 200, SN 7.

Hidden Valley, Colo.: Upper valley good, lower valley fair last weekend. Lower lift did not operate. Trails 1, 2 and 3 closed. New 2,200-foot disk lift opened. TD 24, BD 8.

Arapahoe Basin, Colo.: Upper Basin good. New lower Pomalift and both chairs operating. Upper Poma will operate by Dec. 25 TD 28-36, BD 24-28, CR 1,100, SN 10.

Alta, Utah: Major runs open, and skiing good. Younger hot shots taking to knickers. TD 47, BD47, CR800, SN 23.

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