SnoCountry Mountain Reports Latest Skiing Conditions

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from SnoCountry Worldwide

    LEBANON, N.H., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Latest
 Skiing Conditions Information as Supplied By SnoCountry Mountain Reports.
 (Copyright: SnoCountry Worldwide)as of Friday, April 20 2001, 3:10:24 PM EST
     Skiing conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier traffic
 and other factors.  Be aware of changing conditions.
 
     SNOW CONDITION DEFINITIONS & TERMS
     This glossary of terms is used by all ski areas when they report to SCR.
 The code allows for communication with skiers in a universal language.
     NOTE:  The standard abbreviations next to each definition reflect the way
 ski reports are communicated in print (newspapers).
 
     New Snow:  Natural snowfall which has fallen in the past 24 hours or
 continuously for more than one day.  An average accumulation from summit to
 base is reported.
     Average Base Depth:  An average of the high and low amounts of snow over
 the entire ski area.  Machine made and natural snow amounts are combined.
     Primary Surface Condition:  The type of snow condition which covers at
 least 70 percent of the terrain open to skiers.
     Secondary Surface Condition:  The next most prevalent snow conditions,
 covering at least 20% of the skiing terrain open to skiers.
     Powder-PDR:  Cold, new, loose, fluffy, flaky and dry snow which has not
 been compacted.
     Packed Powder-PP:  Powder snow, either natural or machine made, that has
 been packed down by skier traffic or grooming machines.  The snow is no longer
 fluffy, but is not so extremely compacted that it is hard.
     Hard Pack-HP:  When natural or machine made snow becomes very firmly
 packed.  The snow has never melted and re-crystallized, but it's been tightly
 compressed through grooming and continuous wind exposure.  You can plant a
 pole in hard packed snow, but it takes more effort than packed powder.
     Machine Groomed Snow-MGS:  Loose granular snow that has been repeatedly
 groomed by power tillers so that the texture is halfway between LSGR & PP.
 Some of the snow is granular & has been so pulverized that the crystals are
 like powder sugar.  It's neither LSGR or PP.
     Wet Snow-WETSN:  Powder or packed powder snow that has become moist due to
 a thaw or rainfall, or snow which was moist when it fell.
     Wet packed Snow-WPS:  Natural or machine made snow that has been
 previously packed and becomes wet usually because of rainfall.
     Loose Granular-LSGR:  This surface results after powder or packed powder
 thaws, then refreezes and recrystalizes, or from an accumulation of sleet.
 This is also created by machine grooming of frozen or icy snow.
     Frozen Granular-FRGR:  This is undoubtedly the most misunderstood surface
 condition in ski reporting.  It is defined as a hard surface of old snow
 formed by granules freezing together after rain or warm temperatures.  Frozen
 granular will support a ski pole stuck into its surface while ice will chip
 away and not support a pole.
     Wet Granular-WETGR:  Loose or frozen granular snow which becomes wet after
 rainfall or high temperatures.
     Icy-ICE:  Not to be confused with frozen granular, ice is a hard, glazed
 surface created either by freezing rain, ground water seeping up into the snow
 and freezing or by the rapid freezing of snow saturated with water from rain
 or melting.  Ice will chip away and not support a ski pole when stuck into it.
     Variable Conditions-VC:  When no primary surface (70%) can be determined,
 variable conditions describe a range of surfaces that a skier may encounter.
 Parts of trails can be Loose Granular, partly Packed Powder, and parts Frozen
 Granular, for example.
     Corn Snow-CORN:  Usually found in the spring, Corn Snow is characterized
 by large, loose granules during the day, which freeze together at night, then
 warm up again and loosen during the day.
     Spring Conditions-SC:  This is the spring version of Variable Conditions.
 It is used when no one surface can describe 70% or more of the terrain open
 for skiers.
     Windblown Snow-WBLN:  Powder or granular snow which has been blown by wind
 into forming a base.
 
     NORTHEAST
     MAINE
          Sugarloaf/USA - Thu 6:09a corn snow 60 - 98 base 126 trails, 100%
     open, 6 lifts Apr 21-22: 8 lifts
          Sunday River - Fri 10:14a corn snow 60 - 90 base 88 trails, 69% open,
     4 lifts Apr 21-22: 100 trails, 6 lifts, 80%
     MASSACHUSETTS
          Jiminy Peak - Fri 8:20a spring snow 15 - 40 base 25 trails, 110
     acres, 62% open, 2 lifts
          Wachusett Mountain - Open Apr 21-22 w/16 trails, 3 lifts; Apr 21-22:
     End of Season Ski & Snobrd Bash; Info: 800-754-1234
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
          Loon Mountain - Fri 3:00p spring snow 15 - 40 base 44 trails, 275
     acres, 100% open 3 lifts
          Mount Sunapee - Fri 7:00a spring snow 40 - 85 base 26 trails, 46%
     open, 2 lifts
          Wildcat - Thu 5:15p variable 40 - 60 base 45 trails, 98% open, 2
     lifts
     NEW YORK
          Gore Mountain - Open Apr 21 & 22 w/25 trails, 2 lifts; Apr 21-22:
     Spring Fling; Call 800-342-1234
          HoliMont - Open Apr 21-22; Info: 716-699-4720
          Mt Van Hoevenberg - Open Apr 20-22 w/8 trails; Info: 800-462-6236
          Whiteface - Fri 11:00a w wet granular 24 - 48 base 64 trails, 91%
     open, 4 lifts
     VERMONT
          Ascutney Mountain - Fri 6:52a spring snow 20 - 50 base 51 trails, 92%
     open, 2 lifts
          Apr 21: 56 trails, 3 lifts, 150 acres, 100%
          Jay Peak - Fri 6:33a spring snow 53 - 93 base 74 trails, 50 miles,
     385 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts Apr 21-22: 7 lifts
          Killington/Pico - Fri 7:00a spring snow 35 - 100 base 89 trails, 40
     miles, 44% open, 3 lifts Apr 21-22: 140 trails, 5 lifts, 60 miles
          Mad River Glen - Thu 2:30p spring snow 38 - 52 base 31 trails, 70%
     open, 1 lift
          Okemo Mountain - Fri 2:00p spring snow 38 - 52 base 92 trails, 94%
     open, 5 lifts
          Smugglers' Notch - Thu 3:00p spring snow 22 - 74 base 21 trails, 30%
     open, 1 lift
          Stowe Mountain - Fri 6:00a loose granular 58 - 84 base 29 trails, 25
     miles, 60% open, 2 lifts
          Sugarbush - Open Apr 21-22 w/ 36 trails, 2 lifts, 17 miles; Int/Adv
          terrain; Info: 802-583-7669
     MIDWEST
     MICHIGAN
          Marquette - Closed/Season
          Ski Brule - Fri 5:24a w machine groomed snow 40 - 72 base 9 trails,
     53% open, 2 lifts
     ROCKIES
     COLORADO
          Ajax - Fri 5:00a spring snow 52 - 58 base 59 trails, 591 acres, 6
     lifts
          Arapahoe Basin - Fri 5:29a packed powder 57 base 59 trails, 5 lifts
          Berthoud Pass - Fri 7:14a spring snow 80 base 47 trails, 70% open, 2
     lifts
          Breckenridge - Fri 5:00a spring snow 50 - 72 base 115 trails, 1843
     acres, 90% open 21 lifts
          Copper Mountain - Fri 1:00p packed powder 61 - 73 base 93 trails,
     1569 acres, 10 lifts
          Keystone - Fri 5:00a spring snow 55 - 57 base 57 trails, 700 acres,
     38% open, 6 lifts
          Loveland - Fri 5:30a spring snow 62 base 63 trails, 1198 acres, 91%
     open, 5 lifts
          Snowmass - Fri 5:00a spring snow 49 - 67 base 75 trails, 2421 acres,
     14 lifts
          Vail - Fri 5:00a spring snow 49 - 72 base 138 trails, 2800 acres, 53%
     open, 9 lifts
          Winter Park - Fri 6:56a spring snow 65 - 74 base 103 trails, 16 lifts
     MONTANA
          Blacktail - Open Apr 21-22 w/ 100% of terrain open; 72" base; 9:30a-
     4:30p Info: 406-844-0999
          Great Divide - Re-Open April 22 w/ 120 trails, 2 lifts, 20-60 base,
     5" new snow, 10a-5p; Info: 406-447-1310
     UTAH
          Alta - Fri 5a usr spring snow 109 base 54 trails, 8 lifts
          Brian Head - Fri 7:50a spring snow 70 base 53 trails, 500 acres, 100%
     open, 6 lifts
          Brighton - Fri 6:00a spring snow 102 base 66 trails, 850 acres, 100%
     open, 6 lifts
          Snowbasin - Fri 7:30a spring snow 95 base 44 trails, 70% open, 5
     lifts
          Snowbird - Fri 5:00a spring snow 110 base 82 trails, 2500 acres, 100%
     open, 8 lifts
          Solitude - Fri 7:00a spring snow 92 base 63 trails, 1200 acres, 100%
     open, 6 lifts
     PACIFIC SOUTH
     CALIFORNIA
          Alpine Meadows - Fri 6:00a 15 - 21 new powder 66 - 126 base 77% open,
     9 lifts
          Big Bear - Fri 7:30a 1 new machine groomed snow 6 - 18 base 21
     trails, 6 lifts
          Boreal - Fri 5:30a 12 - 14 new packed powder 72 - 96 base 36 trails,
     5 lifts
          Donner Ski Ranch - Fri 7:15a 4 - 6 new packed powder 70 base 50%
     open, 3 lifts
          Heavenly - Fri 6:20a 11 - 14 new packed powder 24 - 48 base 60% open,
     12 lifts
          June - Fri 6:00a 1 new spring snow 58 - 78 base 36 trails, 500 acres,
     100% open, 6 lifts
          Kirkwood - Fri 5:00a 14 new powder 84 - 132 base 65 trails, 2300
     acres, 100% open, 11 lifts
          Mammoth - Fri 6:00a 6 new powder 66 - 78 base 150 trails, 3500 acres,
     100% open, 23 lifts
          Mountain High - Fri 6:30a hard packed 12 - 24 base 27 trails, 5 lifts
          Northstar at Tahoe - Fri 6:00a 6 new packed powder 31 - 63 base 52
     trails, 10 lifts
          Sierra at Tahoe - Fri 6:00a 12 new powder 46 - 95 base 37 trails, 4
     lifts
          Sierra Summit - Fri 8:00a 6 new powder 54 base 38 trails, 4 lifts
          Snow Summit - Fri 7:21a spring snow 8 - 24 base 11 trails, 6 lifts
          Snow Valley - Fri 11:00a w spring snow 12 - 24 base 16 trails, 3
     lifts
          Soda Springs - Fri 5:30a 12 - 14 new packed powder 72 - 96 base 16
     trails, 200 acres 100% open, 3 lifts
          Squaw Valley USA - Fri 6:30a 12 - 14 new powder 28 - 105 base 95
     trails, 80% open, 14 lifts
          Sugar Bowl - Fri 6:29a 8 - 12 new packed powder 60 - 84 base 83
     trails, 6 lifts
     NEVADA
          Mt Rose - Ski Tahoe - Fri 7:38a 1 new packed powder 20 - 50 base 25
     trails, 50% open 2 lifts
     PACIFIC NORTH
     IDAHO
          Sun Valley - Thu 4:56p spring snow 17 - 56 base 25% open, 1 lift
     OREGON
          Mt Bachelor - Fri 5:00a machine groomed snow 80 - 84 base 50 trails,
     6 lifts
          Mt Hood Meadows - Fri 5:00a 2 new machine groomed snow 77 - 90 base
     80% open, 6 lifts
          Timberline - Fri 6:47a 4 new powder 60 - 121 base 31 trails, 4 lifts
     WASHINGTON
          Mt Baker - Fri 5:30a packed powder 111 - 132 base 80% open
          The Summit at Snoqualmie - Open Apr 21-22; Alpental, 9a-5p; Info:
          206-236-1600
          White Pass - Fri 6:00a 1 new machine groomed snow 45 - 74 base 32
     trails, 638 acres, 100% open
     CANADA
     BRITISH COLUMBIA
          Fernie Alpine - Fri 6:00a spring snow 76 base 102 trails, 10 lifts
          Grouse Mountain - Fri 6:00a packed powder 89 base 14 trails, 5 lifts
          Mt Washington Resort - Fri 6:00a spring snow 95 base 50 trails
          Panorama Mountain - Fri 4:22a spring snow 128 base 65 trails, 10
     lifts
          Whistler/Blackcomb - Fri 6:00a packed powder 87 base 200 trails, 7071
     acres, 100% open, 29 lifts
     -QC-
          Mont Sainte-Anne - Fri 5:18a spring snow 54 trails, 424 acres, 5
     lifts
          Mont Sutton - Fri 5:00a spring snow 21 - 53 base 53 trails, 22 miles,
     173 acres 100% open, 2 lifts Apr 21-22: 4 lifts
          Owl's Head - Tue 12:00p w spring snow 10 - 24 base 27 trails, 4 lifts
          Ski Bromont - Open Apr 21-22; Info: 866-276-6668
          Tremblant - Fri 6:00a spring snow 31 trails, 5 lifts
     ALBERTA
          Fortress Mountain - Fri 8:00a 5 new powder 32 - 57 base 47 trails,
     100% open 6 lifts
          Lake Louise - Fri 5:00a 1 new spring snow 34 - 56 base 94 trails, 12
     lifts
          Marmot Basin - Fri 8:00a 2 new packed powder 83 base 45 trails, 5
     lifts
          Sunshine Village - Fri 6:00a spring snow 66 base 91 trails, 100%
     open, 12 lifts
     ALASKA
     ALASKA
          Alyeska Resort - Open Apr 21-22; Apr 20-22: Spring Carnival; Info:
          907-754-7669
 
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    LEBANON, N.H., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Latest
 Skiing Conditions Information as Supplied By SnoCountry Mountain Reports.
 (Copyright: SnoCountry Worldwide)as of Friday, April 20 2001, 3:10:24 PM EST
     Skiing conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier traffic
 and other factors.  Be aware of changing conditions.
 
     SNOW CONDITION DEFINITIONS & TERMS
     This glossary of terms is used by all ski areas when they report to SCR.
 The code allows for communication with skiers in a universal language.
     NOTE:  The standard abbreviations next to each definition reflect the way
 ski reports are communicated in print (newspapers).
 
     New Snow:  Natural snowfall which has fallen in the past 24 hours or
 continuously for more than one day.  An average accumulation from summit to
 base is reported.
     Average Base Depth:  An average of the high and low amounts of snow over
 the entire ski area.  Machine made and natural snow amounts are combined.
     Primary Surface Condition:  The type of snow condition which covers at
 least 70 percent of the terrain open to skiers.
     Secondary Surface Condition:  The next most prevalent snow conditions,
 covering at least 20% of the skiing terrain open to skiers.
     Powder-PDR:  Cold, new, loose, fluffy, flaky and dry snow which has not
 been compacted.
     Packed Powder-PP:  Powder snow, either natural or machine made, that has
 been packed down by skier traffic or grooming machines.  The snow is no longer
 fluffy, but is not so extremely compacted that it is hard.
     Hard Pack-HP:  When natural or machine made snow becomes very firmly
 packed.  The snow has never melted and re-crystallized, but it's been tightly
 compressed through grooming and continuous wind exposure.  You can plant a
 pole in hard packed snow, but it takes more effort than packed powder.
     Machine Groomed Snow-MGS:  Loose granular snow that has been repeatedly
 groomed by power tillers so that the texture is halfway between LSGR & PP.
 Some of the snow is granular & has been so pulverized that the crystals are
 like powder sugar.  It's neither LSGR or PP.
     Wet Snow-WETSN:  Powder or packed powder snow that has become moist due to
 a thaw or rainfall, or snow which was moist when it fell.
     Wet packed Snow-WPS:  Natural or machine made snow that has been
 previously packed and becomes wet usually because of rainfall.
     Loose Granular-LSGR:  This surface results after powder or packed powder
 thaws, then refreezes and recrystalizes, or from an accumulation of sleet.
 This is also created by machine grooming of frozen or icy snow.
     Frozen Granular-FRGR:  This is undoubtedly the most misunderstood surface
 condition in ski reporting.  It is defined as a hard surface of old snow
 formed by granules freezing together after rain or warm temperatures.  Frozen
 granular will support a ski pole stuck into its surface while ice will chip
 away and not support a pole.
     Wet Granular-WETGR:  Loose or frozen granular snow which becomes wet after
 rainfall or high temperatures.
     Icy-ICE:  Not to be confused with frozen granular, ice is a hard, glazed
 surface created either by freezing rain, ground water seeping up into the snow
 and freezing or by the rapid freezing of snow saturated with water from rain
 or melting.  Ice will chip away and not support a ski pole when stuck into it.
     Variable Conditions-VC:  When no primary surface (70%) can be determined,
 variable conditions describe a range of surfaces that a skier may encounter.
 Parts of trails can be Loose Granular, partly Packed Powder, and parts Frozen
 Granular, for example.
     Corn Snow-CORN:  Usually found in the spring, Corn Snow is characterized
 by large, loose granules during the day, which freeze together at night, then
 warm up again and loosen during the day.
     Spring Conditions-SC:  This is the spring version of Variable Conditions.
 It is used when no one surface can describe 70% or more of the terrain open
 for skiers.
     Windblown Snow-WBLN:  Powder or granular snow which has been blown by wind
 into forming a base.
 
     NORTHEAST
     MAINE
          Sugarloaf/USA - Thu 6:09a corn snow 60 - 98 base 126 trails, 100%
     open, 6 lifts Apr 21-22: 8 lifts
          Sunday River - Fri 10:14a corn snow 60 - 90 base 88 trails, 69% open,
     4 lifts Apr 21-22: 100 trails, 6 lifts, 80%
     MASSACHUSETTS
          Jiminy Peak - Fri 8:20a spring snow 15 - 40 base 25 trails, 110
     acres, 62% open, 2 lifts
          Wachusett Mountain - Open Apr 21-22 w/16 trails, 3 lifts; Apr 21-22:
     End of Season Ski & Snobrd Bash; Info: 800-754-1234
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
          Loon Mountain - Fri 3:00p spring snow 15 - 40 base 44 trails, 275
     acres, 100% open 3 lifts
          Mount Sunapee - Fri 7:00a spring snow 40 - 85 base 26 trails, 46%
     open, 2 lifts
          Wildcat - Thu 5:15p variable 40 - 60 base 45 trails, 98% open, 2
     lifts
     NEW YORK
          Gore Mountain - Open Apr 21 & 22 w/25 trails, 2 lifts; Apr 21-22:
     Spring Fling; Call 800-342-1234
          HoliMont - Open Apr 21-22; Info: 716-699-4720
          Mt Van Hoevenberg - Open Apr 20-22 w/8 trails; Info: 800-462-6236
          Whiteface - Fri 11:00a w wet granular 24 - 48 base 64 trails, 91%
     open, 4 lifts
     VERMONT
          Ascutney Mountain - Fri 6:52a spring snow 20 - 50 base 51 trails, 92%
     open, 2 lifts
          Apr 21: 56 trails, 3 lifts, 150 acres, 100%
          Jay Peak - Fri 6:33a spring snow 53 - 93 base 74 trails, 50 miles,
     385 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts Apr 21-22: 7 lifts
          Killington/Pico - Fri 7:00a spring snow 35 - 100 base 89 trails, 40
     miles, 44% open, 3 lifts Apr 21-22: 140 trails, 5 lifts, 60 miles
          Mad River Glen - Thu 2:30p spring snow 38 - 52 base 31 trails, 70%
     open, 1 lift
          Okemo Mountain - Fri 2:00p spring snow 38 - 52 base 92 trails, 94%
     open, 5 lifts
          Smugglers' Notch - Thu 3:00p spring snow 22 - 74 base 21 trails, 30%
     open, 1 lift
          Stowe Mountain - Fri 6:00a loose granular 58 - 84 base 29 trails, 25
     miles, 60% open, 2 lifts
          Sugarbush - Open Apr 21-22 w/ 36 trails, 2 lifts, 17 miles; Int/Adv
          terrain; Info: 802-583-7669
     MIDWEST
     MICHIGAN
          Marquette - Closed/Season
          Ski Brule - Fri 5:24a w machine groomed snow 40 - 72 base 9 trails,
     53% open, 2 lifts
     ROCKIES
     COLORADO
          Ajax - Fri 5:00a spring snow 52 - 58 base 59 trails, 591 acres, 6
     lifts
          Arapahoe Basin - Fri 5:29a packed powder 57 base 59 trails, 5 lifts
          Berthoud Pass - Fri 7:14a spring snow 80 base 47 trails, 70% open, 2
     lifts
          Breckenridge - Fri 5:00a spring snow 50 - 72 base 115 trails, 1843
     acres, 90% open 21 lifts
          Copper Mountain - Fri 1:00p packed powder 61 - 73 base 93 trails,
     1569 acres, 10 lifts
          Keystone - Fri 5:00a spring snow 55 - 57 base 57 trails, 700 acres,
     38% open, 6 lifts
          Loveland - Fri 5:30a spring snow 62 base 63 trails, 1198 acres, 91%
     open, 5 lifts
          Snowmass - Fri 5:00a spring snow 49 - 67 base 75 trails, 2421 acres,
     14 lifts
          Vail - Fri 5:00a spring snow 49 - 72 base 138 trails, 2800 acres, 53%
     open, 9 lifts
          Winter Park - Fri 6:56a spring snow 65 - 74 base 103 trails, 16 lifts
     MONTANA
          Blacktail - Open Apr 21-22 w/ 100% of terrain open; 72" base; 9:30a-
     4:30p Info: 406-844-0999
          Great Divide - Re-Open April 22 w/ 120 trails, 2 lifts, 20-60 base,
     5" new snow, 10a-5p; Info: 406-447-1310
     UTAH
          Alta - Fri 5a usr spring snow 109 base 54 trails, 8 lifts
          Brian Head - Fri 7:50a spring snow 70 base 53 trails, 500 acres, 100%
     open, 6 lifts
          Brighton - Fri 6:00a spring snow 102 base 66 trails, 850 acres, 100%
     open, 6 lifts
          Snowbasin - Fri 7:30a spring snow 95 base 44 trails, 70% open, 5
     lifts
          Snowbird - Fri 5:00a spring snow 110 base 82 trails, 2500 acres, 100%
     open, 8 lifts
          Solitude - Fri 7:00a spring snow 92 base 63 trails, 1200 acres, 100%
     open, 6 lifts
     PACIFIC SOUTH
     CALIFORNIA
          Alpine Meadows - Fri 6:00a 15 - 21 new powder 66 - 126 base 77% open,
     9 lifts
          Big Bear - Fri 7:30a 1 new machine groomed snow 6 - 18 base 21
     trails, 6 lifts
          Boreal - Fri 5:30a 12 - 14 new packed powder 72 - 96 base 36 trails,
     5 lifts
          Donner Ski Ranch - Fri 7:15a 4 - 6 new packed powder 70 base 50%
     open, 3 lifts
          Heavenly - Fri 6:20a 11 - 14 new packed powder 24 - 48 base 60% open,
     12 lifts
          June - Fri 6:00a 1 new spring snow 58 - 78 base 36 trails, 500 acres,
     100% open, 6 lifts
          Kirkwood - Fri 5:00a 14 new powder 84 - 132 base 65 trails, 2300
     acres, 100% open, 11 lifts
          Mammoth - Fri 6:00a 6 new powder 66 - 78 base 150 trails, 3500 acres,
     100% open, 23 lifts
          Mountain High - Fri 6:30a hard packed 12 - 24 base 27 trails, 5 lifts
          Northstar at Tahoe - Fri 6:00a 6 new packed powder 31 - 63 base 52
     trails, 10 lifts
          Sierra at Tahoe - Fri 6:00a 12 new powder 46 - 95 base 37 trails, 4
     lifts
          Sierra Summit - Fri 8:00a 6 new powder 54 base 38 trails, 4 lifts
          Snow Summit - Fri 7:21a spring snow 8 - 24 base 11 trails, 6 lifts
          Snow Valley - Fri 11:00a w spring snow 12 - 24 base 16 trails, 3
     lifts
          Soda Springs - Fri 5:30a 12 - 14 new packed powder 72 - 96 base 16
     trails, 200 acres 100% open, 3 lifts
          Squaw Valley USA - Fri 6:30a 12 - 14 new powder 28 - 105 base 95
     trails, 80% open, 14 lifts
          Sugar Bowl - Fri 6:29a 8 - 12 new packed powder 60 - 84 base 83
     trails, 6 lifts
     NEVADA
          Mt Rose - Ski Tahoe - Fri 7:38a 1 new packed powder 20 - 50 base 25
     trails, 50% open 2 lifts
     PACIFIC NORTH
     IDAHO
          Sun Valley - Thu 4:56p spring snow 17 - 56 base 25% open, 1 lift
     OREGON
          Mt Bachelor - Fri 5:00a machine groomed snow 80 - 84 base 50 trails,
     6 lifts
          Mt Hood Meadows - Fri 5:00a 2 new machine groomed snow 77 - 90 base
     80% open, 6 lifts
          Timberline - Fri 6:47a 4 new powder 60 - 121 base 31 trails, 4 lifts
     WASHINGTON
          Mt Baker - Fri 5:30a packed powder 111 - 132 base 80% open
          The Summit at Snoqualmie - Open Apr 21-22; Alpental, 9a-5p; Info:
          206-236-1600
          White Pass - Fri 6:00a 1 new machine groomed snow 45 - 74 base 32
     trails, 638 acres, 100% open
     CANADA
     BRITISH COLUMBIA
          Fernie Alpine - Fri 6:00a spring snow 76 base 102 trails, 10 lifts
          Grouse Mountain - Fri 6:00a packed powder 89 base 14 trails, 5 lifts
          Mt Washington Resort - Fri 6:00a spring snow 95 base 50 trails
          Panorama Mountain - Fri 4:22a spring snow 128 base 65 trails, 10
     lifts
          Whistler/Blackcomb - Fri 6:00a packed powder 87 base 200 trails, 7071
     acres, 100% open, 29 lifts
     -QC-
          Mont Sainte-Anne - Fri 5:18a spring snow 54 trails, 424 acres, 5
     lifts
          Mont Sutton - Fri 5:00a spring snow 21 - 53 base 53 trails, 22 miles,
     173 acres 100% open, 2 lifts Apr 21-22: 4 lifts
          Owl's Head - Tue 12:00p w spring snow 10 - 24 base 27 trails, 4 lifts
          Ski Bromont - Open Apr 21-22; Info: 866-276-6668
          Tremblant - Fri 6:00a spring snow 31 trails, 5 lifts
     ALBERTA
          Fortress Mountain - Fri 8:00a 5 new powder 32 - 57 base 47 trails,
     100% open 6 lifts
          Lake Louise - Fri 5:00a 1 new spring snow 34 - 56 base 94 trails, 12
     lifts
          Marmot Basin - Fri 8:00a 2 new packed powder 83 base 45 trails, 5
     lifts
          Sunshine Village - Fri 6:00a spring snow 66 base 91 trails, 100%
     open, 12 lifts
     ALASKA
     ALASKA
          Alyeska Resort - Open Apr 21-22; Apr 20-22: Spring Carnival; Info:
          907-754-7669
 
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