SnoCountry Reports Latest Skiing Conditions Information

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from SnoCountry Worldwide

    LEBANON, N.H., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Following are the latest skiing
 conditions information as supplied by SnoCountry Reports as of Wednesday,
 April 4th, 2001, 10:01:53am Est.
     Skiing conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier traffic and
 other factors.  Be aware of changing conditions.
     Snow conditions for resorts nationwide are available online through
 PR Newswire on CompuServe.  To access, merely type, GO ENS (Executive News
 Service).  From there you access PR Newswire which carries the full national
 report from SnoCountry Reports each day.
 
                       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
     CONNECTICUT
      Woodbury - Tue 8:00p spring snow 20 - 70 base 11 trails, 80% open,
       3 lifts
     MAINE
      Big Squaw - Tue 3:47p 2 - 3 new packed powder 39 - 63 base 21 trails, 70%
       open, 1 lifts
      Eaton Mountain - Open Fri-Sun; Call 207-474-2666
      Mt Jefferson - Open Sat/Sun; Call 207-738-2377
      Saddleback - Tue 4:30p 1 new packed powder 34 - 80 base 40 trails, 98%
       open, 3 lifts
      Shawnee Peak - Open Sat/Sun (Apr 7 & 8) w/ 38 trails, 5 lifts; 9a-5p;
       Call 207-647-8444
      Sugarloaf/USA - Wed 6:08a packed powder 70 - 110 base 126 trails, 100%
       open, 9 lifts Apr 7-8: 13 lifts
      Sunday River - Wed 8:00a packed powder 70 - 100 base 117 trails,
       45 miles, 600 acres 92% open, 9 lifts
     MASSACHUSETTS
      Brodie Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Call 413-443-4751
      Jiminy Peak - Wed 8:20a loose granular 25 - 70 base 36 trails, 145 acres,
       90% open 3 lifts
      Pine Ridge - No current info
      Ski Butternut - Open Thu-Sun; Apr 8: End of Season; Call 800-438-7669
      Wachusett Mountain - Tue 7:31a loose granular 34 - 45 base 18 trails,
       103 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
      Attitash Bear Peak - Wed 6:55a packed powder 40 - 80 base 70 trails,
       23 miles, 280 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
      Bretton Woods - Tue 6:00p packed powder 30 - 72 base 66 trails, 25 miles,
       345 acres 100% open, 6 lifts
      Cannon Mountain - Tue 4:00p packed powder 25 - 55 base 41 trails,
       22 miles, 163 acres, 100% open, 5 lifts
      Gunstock - Wed 8:00a packed powder 74 - 90 base 41 trails, 91% open,
       5 lifts
      Loon Mountain - Wed 3:00a packed powder 35 - 65 base 44 trails, 20 miles,
       275 acres 100% open, 3 lifts
      Mount Sunapee - Wed 6:45a packed powder 50 - 95 base 57 trails, 21 miles,
       220 acres 100% open, 8 lifts
      Ragged Mountain - Wed 7:30a packed powder 18 - 79 base 45 trails,
       200 acres, 100% open, 8 lifts
      Tenney Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; 603-536-4125
      Waterville Valley - Wed 7:00a packed powder 30 - 73 base 47 trails, 90%
       open, 4 lifts
      Wildcat - Tue 3:30p packed powder 54 - 85 base 45 trails, 98% open,
       2 lifts
     NEW YORK
      Belleayre - Wed 8:55a loose granular 42 - 129 base 31 trails, 98% open,
       4 lifts
      Bobcat Ski Center - Closed/Season
      Brantling Ski Slopes - Open Fri-Sun; Call 315-331-2365
      Bristol Mountain - Wed 7a sany spring snow 25 - 60 base 30 trails, 100%
       open, 3 lifts
      Gore Mountain - Wed 7a sany packed powder 38 - 78 base 50 trails, 81%
       open, 4 lifts
      Greek Peak - Tue 5:00p loose granular 32 - 56 base 25 trails, 80% open,
       3 lifts
      Hickory Ski Center - Open Sat/Sun; Call 518-623-2825
      Holiday Valley - Tue 5:00p loose granular 30 - 64 base 19 trails, 37%
       open, 3 lifts
      HoliMont - Wed 7a sany packed powder 34 - 64 base 42 trails, 87% open,
       3 lifts
      Hunter Mountain - Tue 2:00p loose granular 47 - 117 base 47 trails, 90%
       open, 6 lifts
      Hunt Hollow - Open Sat/Sun; Call 800-754-7161
      McCauley - Mon 2:35p packed powder 37 - 74 base 9 trails, 64% open,
       2 lifts
      Mt Peter - Reopen on 04/7 & 8; Call 845-986-4992
      Mt Van Hoevenberg - Wed 8:45a 3 new packed powder 50 - 70 base 11 trails,
       100% open
      Royal Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Call 518-835-6445
      Ski Plattekill Mtn - Open Sat/Sun; Call 607-633-3275
      Ski Windham - Wed 7:00a variable 40 - 99 base 34 trails, 98% open,
       5 lifts
      Snow Ridge - Open Sat/Sun; Call 315-348-8456
      Song Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Call 315-696-5711
      Toggenburg - Open Sat/Sun; Call 800-720-8644
      West Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Call 518-793-6606
      Whiteface - Mon 3:00p packed powder 89 - 134 base 70 trails, 100% open,
       8 lifts
      Willard Mountain - Open Apr 7 only; Apr 8: Snowmobile race; Call
       518-692-7337
      Woods Valley - Open Thur-Sun; Call 315-827-4206
     PENNSYLVANIA
      Blue Knob - Open Sat/Sun; Call 814-239-5111
      Seven Springs - Open Sat/Sun
     VERMONT
      Ascutney Mountain - Wed 6:45a packed powder 30 - 56 base 56 trails,
       150 acres, 100% open, 2 lifts
      Bolton Valley - Wed 8:30a packed powder 100 - 120 base 40 trails,
       10 miles, 78% open 5 lifts
      Bromley Mountain - Wed 8:45a packed powder 40 - 80 base 43 trails,
       175 acres, 100% open, 3 lifts
      Jay Peak - Wed 6:40a packed powder 65 - 105 base 74 trails, 50 miles,
       385 acres, 100% open, 6 lifts
      Killington/Pico - Wed 6:00a packed powder 55 - 110 base 146 trails,
       70 miles, 73% open, 12 lifts
      Mad River Glen - Wed 6:00a packed powder 55 - 70 base 40 trails, 91%
       open, 2 lifts
      Magic Mountain - Tue 4:40p spring snow 67 - 89 base 33 trails, 100% open,
       2 lifts
      Middlebury College Snow Bowl - Tue 9:35p packed powder 33 - 73 base
       17 trails, 14 miles, 110 acres, 100% open, 3 lifts
      Mount Snow - Wed 7:33a packed powder 64 - 88 base 90 trails, 36 miles,
       624 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
      Okemo Mountain - Wed 7:12a packed powder 48 - 80 base 93 trails, 95%
       open, 7 lifts
      Smugglers' Notch - Tue 3:00p packed powder 38 - 90 base 65 trails,
       246 acres, 93% open, 4 lifts
      Stowe Mountain - Wed 6:00a packed powder 74 - 98 base 45 trails,
       36 miles, 94% open 7 lifts
      Stratton Mountain - Wed 6:30a spring snow 60 - 112 base 67 trails,
       30 miles, 383 acres, 74% open, 4 lifts
      Sugarbush - Wed 6:45a packed powder 48 - 96 base 73 trails, 36 miles, 63%
       open, 6 lifts Apr 7-8: 101 trails, 10 lifts, 47 miles
 
     SOUTHEAST
     WEST VIRGINIA
      Timberline Four Seasons - Tue 3:00p loose granular 60 - 92 base
       34 trails, 98% open 2 lifts
 
     MIDWEST
     MICHIGAN
      Big Powderhorn - Tue 5:00p spring snow 14 - 48 base 21 trails, 84% open,
       5 lifts
      Boyne Highlands - Tue 12:03p spring snow 60 base 18 trails, 40% open,
       3 lifts
      Boyne Mountain - Tue 12:03p spring snow 60 base 29 trails, 56% open,
       3 lifts
      Crystal Mountain - Wed 9:00a spring snow 56 base 34 trails, 65 acres,
       100% open, 5 lifts
      Marquette - Open Wed-Sun; Call 800-844-7669
      Mount Bohemia - Open Sat/Sun; Call 888-937-2411
      Norway Mountain - Open Fri-Sun; Call 800-272-5445
      Nub's Nob - Tue 10:40p machine groomed snow 67 base 41 trails, 20 miles,
       246 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
      Pine Mountain - Open Fri-Sun; Call 800-505-7463
      Porcupine Mountains - Open Fri-Sun; Call 906-885-5275
      Shanty Creek - Open Sat/Sun; Call 800-678-4111
      Ski Brule - Tue 7:44p packed powder 42 - 72 base 17 trails, 12 miles,
       150 acres, 100% open, 3 lifts
     MINNESOTA
      Afton Alps - Wed 8:45a packed powder 30 - 64 base 30 trails, 73% open,
       6 lifts
      Lutsen Mountain - Wed 8a srp machine groomed snow 30 - 72 base 69 trails,
       95% open, 7 lifts
      Spirit Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Call 218-628-2891
     SOUTH DAKOTA
      Deer Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Apr 7: USASA Sanctioned Rail Competition
      Call 888-265-2197
     WISCONSIN
      Granite Peak - Wed 8a srp machine groomed snow 28 - 50 base 21 trails,
       60 acres, 100% open 3 lifts
      Whitecap - Closed/Season
 
     ROCKIES
     COLORADO
      Ajax - Wed 5:00a spring snow 46 - 66 base 70 trails, 7 lifts
      Arapahoe Basin - Wed 5:32a packed powder 58 base 59 trails, 5 lifts
      Beaver Creek - Wed 5:00a spring snow 64 - 65 base 132 trails, 1551 acres,
       95% open 12 lifts
      Berthoud Pass - Wed 4:21a packed powder 82 base 46 trails, 6 lifts
      Breckenridge - Wed 5:00a spring snow 57 - 75 base 139 trails, 95 miles,
       2043 acres 100% open, 24 lifts
      Copper Mountain - Wed 5:45a spring snow 65 - 73 base 127 trails,
       63 miles, 2450 acres, 100% open, 21 lifts
      Crested Butte - Wed 7:30a spring snow 44 - 53 base 67 trails, 11 lifts
      Durango Mountain - Wed 6:05a spring snow 62 base 72 trails, 95% open,
       4 lifts
      Eldora - Tue 1:00p packed powder 49 - 55 base 53 trails, 680 acres, 100%
       open, 12 lifts
      Keystone - Wed 5:00a spring snow 56 - 57 base 116 trails, 81 miles,
       1861 acres 100% open, 16 lifts
      Loveland - Wed 5:30a spring snow 66 base 70 trails, 1264 acres, 100%
       open, 9 lifts
      Monarch - Wed 4:30a packed powder 68 base 54 trails, 670 acres, 100%
       open, 4 lifts
      Snowmass - Wed 5:00a spring snow 48 - 63 base 82 trails, 19 lifts
      Steamboat - Wed 5:25a spring snow 53 - 78 base 141 trails, 14 lifts
      Sunlight - Wed 5:00a spring snow 38 - 49 base 95% open, 2 lifts
      Telluride - Wed 5:00a spring snow 59 - 61 base 65 trails, 1000 acres, 98%
       open, 12 lifts
      Vail - Wed 5:00a spring snow 52 - 78 base 193 trails, 5300 acres, 100%
       open, 33 lifts
      Winter Park - Wed 4:44a spring snow 67 - 76 base 103 trails, 15 lifts
      Wolf Creek - Wed 6:30a spring snow 101 - 117 base 50 trails, 30 miles,
       1600 acres 100% open, 6 lifts
     MONTANA
      Big Mountain - Wed 7:00a 2 new packed powder 27 - 71 base 76 trails, 85%
       open, 7 lifts
      Big Sky - Wed 5:14a 1 new packed powder 50 - 72 base 122 trails,
       3600 acres, 100% open, 17 lifts
      Blacktail - Open Sat/Sun w/ 100% of terrain open; Call 406-844-0999
      Bridger Bowl - Wed 5:00a 9 new packed powder 58 - 83 base 69 trails,
       1500 acres, 100% open, 7 lifts
      Discovery - Wed 5:05a packed powder 40 - 72 base 40 trails, 360 acres,
       100% open, 4 lifts
      Great Divide - Open Sat/Sun w/ 100% of terrain open; Call 406-447-1310
      Lost Trail - Open Thur-Sun w/ 100% of terrain open; Call 406-821-3211
      Montana Snowbowl - Open Fri-Sun w/ 95% of terrain open; Apr 6: Mug Day
       Apr 7: Pepsi Race Day; Call 406-549-9696
      Red Lodge - Wed 6:30a 2 new packed powder 20 - 53 base 62 trails, 90%
       open, 6 lifts
      Showdown - Open Wed-Sun w/ 100% of terrain open; Call 406-771-1300
     NEW MEXICO
      Pajarito - Open Fri-Sun; Call 888-662-7669
      Sipapu - Open Sat/Sun; Call 505-587-2240
      Ski Apache - Tue 5:20p spring snow 59 base 55 trails, 11 lifts
      Ski Santa Fe - Wed 4:50a spring snow 82 base 43 trails, 550 acres, 100%
       open, 5 lifts
      Taos - Wed 6:30a packed powder 77 - 90 base 72 trails, 1294 acres, 100%
       open, 12 lifts
     UTAH
      Alta - Wed 5:00a packed powder 103 base 54 trails, 2200 acres, 100% open,
       8 lifts
      Brian Head - Tue 7:30a spring snow 61 - 71 base 40 trails, 80% open,
       5 lifts
      Brighton - Wed 5:30a variable 83 base 66 trails, 850 acres, 100% open,
       6 lifts
      Deer Valley - Wed 6:00a spring snow 66 base 88 trails, 1750 acres, 100%
       open, 19 lifts
      Nordic Valley - Tue 5a usr spring snow 46 base 19 trails, 85 acres, 100%
       open, 2 lifts
      Park City - Wed 5:30a 3 new spring snow 77 - 85 base 89 trails, 11 lifts
      Powder Mountain - Tue 5a usr packed powder 70 - 81 base 58 trails,
       4 lifts
      Snowbasin - Wed 7:51a spring snow 85 base 54 trails, 99% open, 7 lifts
      Snowbird - Wed 5:00a packed powder 103 base 82 trails, 2500 acres, 100%
       open, 9 lifts
      Solitude - Tue 6a usr powder 85 base 63 trails, 1200 acres, 100% open,
       7 lifts
      The Canyons - Mon 5:00p powder 50 - 57 base 79 trails, 2000 acres, 60%
       open 9 lifts
     WYOMING
      Big Horn - Open Sat/Sun; Call 307-366-2600
      Grand Targhee - Wed 4:00a 6 new packed powder 47 - 88 base 62 trails,
       30 miles, 1500 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
      Jackson Hole - Wed 5:45a 10 new powder 69 - 79 base 72 trails, 5 lifts
      Snowy Range - Wed 5:00a spring snow 38 base 27 trails, 100% open, 4 lifts
      White Pine - Wed 6:00a 8 new packed powder 58 base 25 trails, 100% open,
       2 lifts
 
     PACIFIC SOUTH
     CALIFORNIA
      Alpine Meadows - Wed 6:00a packed powder 48 - 89 base 77% open, 10 lifts
      Badger Pass - Wed 3:18a packed powder 36 - 84 base 9 trails, 100% open,
       5 lifts
      Bear Valley - Wed 6:30a spring snow 42 - 84 base 58 trails, 1080 acres,
       85% open, 7 lifts Apr 7: 8 lifts
      Big Bear - Wed 6:36a spring snow 25 - 35 base 26 trails, 8 lifts
      Boreal - Wed 5:30a 1 - 2 new spring snow 72 - 96 base 36 trails, 5 lifts
      Dodge Ridge - Wed 6:30a hard packed 42 - 58 base 55 trails, 8 lifts
      Donner Ski Ranch - Wed 6:37a 1 new packed powder 75 - 80 base 45% open,
       1 lift
      Heavenly - Wed 6:00a 1 new spring snow 22 - 50 base 50 trails, 60% open,
       13 lifts
      Homewood Mountain - Closed/Season
      June - Wed 6:00a spring snow 50 - 70 base 36 trails, 500 acres, 100%
       open, 6 lifts
      Kirkwood - Wed 4:59a 1 - 3 new packed powder 54 - 96 base 65 trails,
       2300 acres, 100% open, 11 lifts
      Mammoth - Wed 6:00a spring snow 61 - 72 base 75% open, 23 lifts
      Mountain High - Wed 6:20a hard packed 24 - 40 base 24 trails, 5 lifts
      Mt Shasta - Wed 5:58a packed powder 32 - 56 base 29 trails, 4 lifts
      Northstar at Tahoe - Wed 6:00a hard packed 29 - 54 base 52 trails,
       10 lifts
      Royal Gorge - Wed 1:00a 1 new packed powder 76 - 82 base 82 trails, 85%
       open, 4 lifts
      Sierra at Tahoe - Wed 6:00a spring snow 25 - 82 base 35 trails, 5 lifts
      Sierra Summit - Wed 6:00a hard packed 60 base 40 trails, 1200 acres, 100%
       open, 6 lifts
      Snow Summit - Wed 5:48a packed powder 12 - 36 base 22 trails, 8 lifts
      Soda Springs - Wed 5:30a 1 - 2 new packed powder 72 - 96 base 16 trails,
       200 acres 100% open, 3 lifts
      Squaw Valley USA - Wed 6:30a 1 new variable 29 - 86 base 130 trails,
       16 lifts
      Sugar Bowl - Wed 6:13a variable 60 - 84 base 80 trails, 9 lifts
 
     PACIFIC NORTH
     IDAHO
      Brundage - Wed 5:30a packed powder 34 - 68 base 38 trails, 1300 acres,
       100% open, 5 lifts
      Schweitzer Mountain - Wed 6:20a 1 - 2 new variable 40 - 65 base
       57 trails, 80% open, 4 lifts
      Sun Valley - Wed 6:48a spring snow 14 - 54 base 70% open, 5 lifts
     OREGON
      Anthony Lakes - Open Fri-Sun; Call 541-856-3277
      Hoodoo - Open Sat/Sun; Call 541-822-3337
      Mt Bachelor - Wed 5:00a machine groomed snow 76 - 79 base 50 trails,
       7 lifts
      Mt Hood Meadows - Wed 5:00a packed powder 70 - 87 base 85% open, 7 lifts
      Timberline - Wed 4:20a 1 new packed powder 63 - 104 base 31 trails,
       6 miles, 1000 acres, 100% open, 6 lifts
     WASHINGTON
      49 Degrees North - Wed 5a insa 6 new powder 32 - 55 base 38 trails,
       4 lifts
      Bluewood - Wed 5:00a 8 new powder 38 - 62 base 21 trails, 355 acres, 100%
       open, 3 lifts
      Mission Ridge - Open Wed-Sun; Call 509-663-3200
      Mt Baker - Wed 5:30a machine groomed snow 100 - 120 base 80% open
      Stevens Pass - Wed 5:20a 1 new spring snow 71 - 86 base 37 trails,
       1125 acres, 100% open, 7 lifts
      The Summit at Snoqualmie - Wed 5:45a variable 55 - 103 base 20 trails,
       30% open 3 lifts
      White Pass - Wed 6:00a 4 new powder 45 - 47 base 32 trails, 638 acres,
       100% open, 6 lifts
 
     CANADA
     BRITISH COLUMBIA
      Apex Mountain - Wed 6:30a packed powder 50 base 60 trails, 78 miles,
       620 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
      Big White - Wed 4:00a packed powder 82 base 103 trails, 12 lifts
      Fernie Alpine - Wed 4:00a 1 new packed powder 82 base 106 trails,
       2504 acres, 100% open, 9 lifts
      Grouse Mountain - Wed 6:00a hard packed 88 base 16 trails, 5 lifts
     -Canada-
      Kicking Horse - Open Fri-Sun; Call 250-439-5444
     CANADA
      Mt Washington Resort - Wed 6:00a spring snow 97 base 50 trails,
       1000 acres, 100% open, 8 lifts
      Panorama Mountain - Wed 4:09a spring snow 111 base 85 trails, 10 lifts
      Silver Star - Tue 7:06a packed powder 71 base 90 trails, 4 lifts
      Sun Peaks - Wed 5:30a packed powder 67 base 70 trails, 88% open, 6 lifts
      TLH Heliskiing - Mon 7:30p powder 138 - 212 base 100 trails, 40% open
      Whistler/Blackcomb - Wed 6:00a hard packed 81 base 200 trails,
       7071 acres, 100% open, 31 lifts
     -QC-
      Mont Sainte-Anne - Wed 4:58a loose granular 56 trails, 428 acres, 100%
       open, 6 lifts
      Mont Sutton - Wed 5:00a variable 23 - 56 base 53 trails, 22 miles,
       173 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
      Ski Bromont - Wed 5:15a loose granular 21 trails, 4 lifts
      Stoneham - Wed 4:25a loose granular 12 base 30 trails, 322 acres, 100%
       open, 4 lifts
      Tremblant - Wed 6:00a loose granular 40 base 84 trails, 10 lifts
     ONTARIO
      Blue Mountain - Tue 11:50a t loose granular 24 base 22 trails, 5 lifts
      Calabogie Peaks - Open Sat/Sun; 9a-4p, Call 613-752-2720
      Horseshoe Resort - Tue 11:52 c loose granular 38 base 10 trails, 2 lifts
      Oshawa Kirby - Not Open 4/2-4/3, call (905-983-5983)
     ALBERTA
      Banff/ Mount Norquay - Wed 4:16a packed powder 18 - 44 base 25 trails,
       90% open, 5 lifts
      Fortress Mountain - Wed 6:00a powder 36 - 49 base 45 trails, 6 lifts
      Lake Louise - Wed 5:00a packed powder 37 - 57 base 94 trails, 12 lifts
      Marmot Basin - Tue 8:00a packed powder 32 base 48 trails, 5 lifts
      Nakiska Ski Area - Wed 5:00a 28 new powder 20 - 37 base 32 trails,
       230 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
      Sunshine Village - Tue 6:00a powder 70 base 84 trails, 12 lifts
 
     ALASKA
     ALASKA
      Eaglecrest - Open Thur-Sun; Call 907-586-5330
 
 

SOURCE SnoCountry Worldwide
    LEBANON, N.H., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Following are the latest skiing
 conditions information as supplied by SnoCountry Reports as of Wednesday,
 April 4th, 2001, 10:01:53am Est.
     Skiing conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier traffic and
 other factors.  Be aware of changing conditions.
     Snow conditions for resorts nationwide are available online through
 PR Newswire on CompuServe.  To access, merely type, GO ENS (Executive News
 Service).  From there you access PR Newswire which carries the full national
 report from SnoCountry Reports each day.
 
                       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
     CONNECTICUT
      Woodbury - Tue 8:00p spring snow 20 - 70 base 11 trails, 80% open,
       3 lifts
     MAINE
      Big Squaw - Tue 3:47p 2 - 3 new packed powder 39 - 63 base 21 trails, 70%
       open, 1 lifts
      Eaton Mountain - Open Fri-Sun; Call 207-474-2666
      Mt Jefferson - Open Sat/Sun; Call 207-738-2377
      Saddleback - Tue 4:30p 1 new packed powder 34 - 80 base 40 trails, 98%
       open, 3 lifts
      Shawnee Peak - Open Sat/Sun (Apr 7 & 8) w/ 38 trails, 5 lifts; 9a-5p;
       Call 207-647-8444
      Sugarloaf/USA - Wed 6:08a packed powder 70 - 110 base 126 trails, 100%
       open, 9 lifts Apr 7-8: 13 lifts
      Sunday River - Wed 8:00a packed powder 70 - 100 base 117 trails,
       45 miles, 600 acres 92% open, 9 lifts
     MASSACHUSETTS
      Brodie Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Call 413-443-4751
      Jiminy Peak - Wed 8:20a loose granular 25 - 70 base 36 trails, 145 acres,
       90% open 3 lifts
      Pine Ridge - No current info
      Ski Butternut - Open Thu-Sun; Apr 8: End of Season; Call 800-438-7669
      Wachusett Mountain - Tue 7:31a loose granular 34 - 45 base 18 trails,
       103 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
      Attitash Bear Peak - Wed 6:55a packed powder 40 - 80 base 70 trails,
       23 miles, 280 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
      Bretton Woods - Tue 6:00p packed powder 30 - 72 base 66 trails, 25 miles,
       345 acres 100% open, 6 lifts
      Cannon Mountain - Tue 4:00p packed powder 25 - 55 base 41 trails,
       22 miles, 163 acres, 100% open, 5 lifts
      Gunstock - Wed 8:00a packed powder 74 - 90 base 41 trails, 91% open,
       5 lifts
      Loon Mountain - Wed 3:00a packed powder 35 - 65 base 44 trails, 20 miles,
       275 acres 100% open, 3 lifts
      Mount Sunapee - Wed 6:45a packed powder 50 - 95 base 57 trails, 21 miles,
       220 acres 100% open, 8 lifts
      Ragged Mountain - Wed 7:30a packed powder 18 - 79 base 45 trails,
       200 acres, 100% open, 8 lifts
      Tenney Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; 603-536-4125
      Waterville Valley - Wed 7:00a packed powder 30 - 73 base 47 trails, 90%
       open, 4 lifts
      Wildcat - Tue 3:30p packed powder 54 - 85 base 45 trails, 98% open,
       2 lifts
     NEW YORK
      Belleayre - Wed 8:55a loose granular 42 - 129 base 31 trails, 98% open,
       4 lifts
      Bobcat Ski Center - Closed/Season
      Brantling Ski Slopes - Open Fri-Sun; Call 315-331-2365
      Bristol Mountain - Wed 7a sany spring snow 25 - 60 base 30 trails, 100%
       open, 3 lifts
      Gore Mountain - Wed 7a sany packed powder 38 - 78 base 50 trails, 81%
       open, 4 lifts
      Greek Peak - Tue 5:00p loose granular 32 - 56 base 25 trails, 80% open,
       3 lifts
      Hickory Ski Center - Open Sat/Sun; Call 518-623-2825
      Holiday Valley - Tue 5:00p loose granular 30 - 64 base 19 trails, 37%
       open, 3 lifts
      HoliMont - Wed 7a sany packed powder 34 - 64 base 42 trails, 87% open,
       3 lifts
      Hunter Mountain - Tue 2:00p loose granular 47 - 117 base 47 trails, 90%
       open, 6 lifts
      Hunt Hollow - Open Sat/Sun; Call 800-754-7161
      McCauley - Mon 2:35p packed powder 37 - 74 base 9 trails, 64% open,
       2 lifts
      Mt Peter - Reopen on 04/7 & 8; Call 845-986-4992
      Mt Van Hoevenberg - Wed 8:45a 3 new packed powder 50 - 70 base 11 trails,
       100% open
      Royal Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Call 518-835-6445
      Ski Plattekill Mtn - Open Sat/Sun; Call 607-633-3275
      Ski Windham - Wed 7:00a variable 40 - 99 base 34 trails, 98% open,
       5 lifts
      Snow Ridge - Open Sat/Sun; Call 315-348-8456
      Song Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Call 315-696-5711
      Toggenburg - Open Sat/Sun; Call 800-720-8644
      West Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Call 518-793-6606
      Whiteface - Mon 3:00p packed powder 89 - 134 base 70 trails, 100% open,
       8 lifts
      Willard Mountain - Open Apr 7 only; Apr 8: Snowmobile race; Call
       518-692-7337
      Woods Valley - Open Thur-Sun; Call 315-827-4206
     PENNSYLVANIA
      Blue Knob - Open Sat/Sun; Call 814-239-5111
      Seven Springs - Open Sat/Sun
     VERMONT
      Ascutney Mountain - Wed 6:45a packed powder 30 - 56 base 56 trails,
       150 acres, 100% open, 2 lifts
      Bolton Valley - Wed 8:30a packed powder 100 - 120 base 40 trails,
       10 miles, 78% open 5 lifts
      Bromley Mountain - Wed 8:45a packed powder 40 - 80 base 43 trails,
       175 acres, 100% open, 3 lifts
      Jay Peak - Wed 6:40a packed powder 65 - 105 base 74 trails, 50 miles,
       385 acres, 100% open, 6 lifts
      Killington/Pico - Wed 6:00a packed powder 55 - 110 base 146 trails,
       70 miles, 73% open, 12 lifts
      Mad River Glen - Wed 6:00a packed powder 55 - 70 base 40 trails, 91%
       open, 2 lifts
      Magic Mountain - Tue 4:40p spring snow 67 - 89 base 33 trails, 100% open,
       2 lifts
      Middlebury College Snow Bowl - Tue 9:35p packed powder 33 - 73 base
       17 trails, 14 miles, 110 acres, 100% open, 3 lifts
      Mount Snow - Wed 7:33a packed powder 64 - 88 base 90 trails, 36 miles,
       624 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
      Okemo Mountain - Wed 7:12a packed powder 48 - 80 base 93 trails, 95%
       open, 7 lifts
      Smugglers' Notch - Tue 3:00p packed powder 38 - 90 base 65 trails,
       246 acres, 93% open, 4 lifts
      Stowe Mountain - Wed 6:00a packed powder 74 - 98 base 45 trails,
       36 miles, 94% open 7 lifts
      Stratton Mountain - Wed 6:30a spring snow 60 - 112 base 67 trails,
       30 miles, 383 acres, 74% open, 4 lifts
      Sugarbush - Wed 6:45a packed powder 48 - 96 base 73 trails, 36 miles, 63%
       open, 6 lifts Apr 7-8: 101 trails, 10 lifts, 47 miles
 
     SOUTHEAST
     WEST VIRGINIA
      Timberline Four Seasons - Tue 3:00p loose granular 60 - 92 base
       34 trails, 98% open 2 lifts
 
     MIDWEST
     MICHIGAN
      Big Powderhorn - Tue 5:00p spring snow 14 - 48 base 21 trails, 84% open,
       5 lifts
      Boyne Highlands - Tue 12:03p spring snow 60 base 18 trails, 40% open,
       3 lifts
      Boyne Mountain - Tue 12:03p spring snow 60 base 29 trails, 56% open,
       3 lifts
      Crystal Mountain - Wed 9:00a spring snow 56 base 34 trails, 65 acres,
       100% open, 5 lifts
      Marquette - Open Wed-Sun; Call 800-844-7669
      Mount Bohemia - Open Sat/Sun; Call 888-937-2411
      Norway Mountain - Open Fri-Sun; Call 800-272-5445
      Nub's Nob - Tue 10:40p machine groomed snow 67 base 41 trails, 20 miles,
       246 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
      Pine Mountain - Open Fri-Sun; Call 800-505-7463
      Porcupine Mountains - Open Fri-Sun; Call 906-885-5275
      Shanty Creek - Open Sat/Sun; Call 800-678-4111
      Ski Brule - Tue 7:44p packed powder 42 - 72 base 17 trails, 12 miles,
       150 acres, 100% open, 3 lifts
     MINNESOTA
      Afton Alps - Wed 8:45a packed powder 30 - 64 base 30 trails, 73% open,
       6 lifts
      Lutsen Mountain - Wed 8a srp machine groomed snow 30 - 72 base 69 trails,
       95% open, 7 lifts
      Spirit Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Call 218-628-2891
     SOUTH DAKOTA
      Deer Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Apr 7: USASA Sanctioned Rail Competition
      Call 888-265-2197
     WISCONSIN
      Granite Peak - Wed 8a srp machine groomed snow 28 - 50 base 21 trails,
       60 acres, 100% open 3 lifts
      Whitecap - Closed/Season
 
     ROCKIES
     COLORADO
      Ajax - Wed 5:00a spring snow 46 - 66 base 70 trails, 7 lifts
      Arapahoe Basin - Wed 5:32a packed powder 58 base 59 trails, 5 lifts
      Beaver Creek - Wed 5:00a spring snow 64 - 65 base 132 trails, 1551 acres,
       95% open 12 lifts
      Berthoud Pass - Wed 4:21a packed powder 82 base 46 trails, 6 lifts
      Breckenridge - Wed 5:00a spring snow 57 - 75 base 139 trails, 95 miles,
       2043 acres 100% open, 24 lifts
      Copper Mountain - Wed 5:45a spring snow 65 - 73 base 127 trails,
       63 miles, 2450 acres, 100% open, 21 lifts
      Crested Butte - Wed 7:30a spring snow 44 - 53 base 67 trails, 11 lifts
      Durango Mountain - Wed 6:05a spring snow 62 base 72 trails, 95% open,
       4 lifts
      Eldora - Tue 1:00p packed powder 49 - 55 base 53 trails, 680 acres, 100%
       open, 12 lifts
      Keystone - Wed 5:00a spring snow 56 - 57 base 116 trails, 81 miles,
       1861 acres 100% open, 16 lifts
      Loveland - Wed 5:30a spring snow 66 base 70 trails, 1264 acres, 100%
       open, 9 lifts
      Monarch - Wed 4:30a packed powder 68 base 54 trails, 670 acres, 100%
       open, 4 lifts
      Snowmass - Wed 5:00a spring snow 48 - 63 base 82 trails, 19 lifts
      Steamboat - Wed 5:25a spring snow 53 - 78 base 141 trails, 14 lifts
      Sunlight - Wed 5:00a spring snow 38 - 49 base 95% open, 2 lifts
      Telluride - Wed 5:00a spring snow 59 - 61 base 65 trails, 1000 acres, 98%
       open, 12 lifts
      Vail - Wed 5:00a spring snow 52 - 78 base 193 trails, 5300 acres, 100%
       open, 33 lifts
      Winter Park - Wed 4:44a spring snow 67 - 76 base 103 trails, 15 lifts
      Wolf Creek - Wed 6:30a spring snow 101 - 117 base 50 trails, 30 miles,
       1600 acres 100% open, 6 lifts
     MONTANA
      Big Mountain - Wed 7:00a 2 new packed powder 27 - 71 base 76 trails, 85%
       open, 7 lifts
      Big Sky - Wed 5:14a 1 new packed powder 50 - 72 base 122 trails,
       3600 acres, 100% open, 17 lifts
      Blacktail - Open Sat/Sun w/ 100% of terrain open; Call 406-844-0999
      Bridger Bowl - Wed 5:00a 9 new packed powder 58 - 83 base 69 trails,
       1500 acres, 100% open, 7 lifts
      Discovery - Wed 5:05a packed powder 40 - 72 base 40 trails, 360 acres,
       100% open, 4 lifts
      Great Divide - Open Sat/Sun w/ 100% of terrain open; Call 406-447-1310
      Lost Trail - Open Thur-Sun w/ 100% of terrain open; Call 406-821-3211
      Montana Snowbowl - Open Fri-Sun w/ 95% of terrain open; Apr 6: Mug Day
       Apr 7: Pepsi Race Day; Call 406-549-9696
      Red Lodge - Wed 6:30a 2 new packed powder 20 - 53 base 62 trails, 90%
       open, 6 lifts
      Showdown - Open Wed-Sun w/ 100% of terrain open; Call 406-771-1300
     NEW MEXICO
      Pajarito - Open Fri-Sun; Call 888-662-7669
      Sipapu - Open Sat/Sun; Call 505-587-2240
      Ski Apache - Tue 5:20p spring snow 59 base 55 trails, 11 lifts
      Ski Santa Fe - Wed 4:50a spring snow 82 base 43 trails, 550 acres, 100%
       open, 5 lifts
      Taos - Wed 6:30a packed powder 77 - 90 base 72 trails, 1294 acres, 100%
       open, 12 lifts
     UTAH
      Alta - Wed 5:00a packed powder 103 base 54 trails, 2200 acres, 100% open,
       8 lifts
      Brian Head - Tue 7:30a spring snow 61 - 71 base 40 trails, 80% open,
       5 lifts
      Brighton - Wed 5:30a variable 83 base 66 trails, 850 acres, 100% open,
       6 lifts
      Deer Valley - Wed 6:00a spring snow 66 base 88 trails, 1750 acres, 100%
       open, 19 lifts
      Nordic Valley - Tue 5a usr spring snow 46 base 19 trails, 85 acres, 100%
       open, 2 lifts
      Park City - Wed 5:30a 3 new spring snow 77 - 85 base 89 trails, 11 lifts
      Powder Mountain - Tue 5a usr packed powder 70 - 81 base 58 trails,
       4 lifts
      Snowbasin - Wed 7:51a spring snow 85 base 54 trails, 99% open, 7 lifts
      Snowbird - Wed 5:00a packed powder 103 base 82 trails, 2500 acres, 100%
       open, 9 lifts
      Solitude - Tue 6a usr powder 85 base 63 trails, 1200 acres, 100% open,
       7 lifts
      The Canyons - Mon 5:00p powder 50 - 57 base 79 trails, 2000 acres, 60%
       open 9 lifts
     WYOMING
      Big Horn - Open Sat/Sun; Call 307-366-2600
      Grand Targhee - Wed 4:00a 6 new packed powder 47 - 88 base 62 trails,
       30 miles, 1500 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
      Jackson Hole - Wed 5:45a 10 new powder 69 - 79 base 72 trails, 5 lifts
      Snowy Range - Wed 5:00a spring snow 38 base 27 trails, 100% open, 4 lifts
      White Pine - Wed 6:00a 8 new packed powder 58 base 25 trails, 100% open,
       2 lifts
 
     PACIFIC SOUTH
     CALIFORNIA
      Alpine Meadows - Wed 6:00a packed powder 48 - 89 base 77% open, 10 lifts
      Badger Pass - Wed 3:18a packed powder 36 - 84 base 9 trails, 100% open,
       5 lifts
      Bear Valley - Wed 6:30a spring snow 42 - 84 base 58 trails, 1080 acres,
       85% open, 7 lifts Apr 7: 8 lifts
      Big Bear - Wed 6:36a spring snow 25 - 35 base 26 trails, 8 lifts
      Boreal - Wed 5:30a 1 - 2 new spring snow 72 - 96 base 36 trails, 5 lifts
      Dodge Ridge - Wed 6:30a hard packed 42 - 58 base 55 trails, 8 lifts
      Donner Ski Ranch - Wed 6:37a 1 new packed powder 75 - 80 base 45% open,
       1 lift
      Heavenly - Wed 6:00a 1 new spring snow 22 - 50 base 50 trails, 60% open,
       13 lifts
      Homewood Mountain - Closed/Season
      June - Wed 6:00a spring snow 50 - 70 base 36 trails, 500 acres, 100%
       open, 6 lifts
      Kirkwood - Wed 4:59a 1 - 3 new packed powder 54 - 96 base 65 trails,
       2300 acres, 100% open, 11 lifts
      Mammoth - Wed 6:00a spring snow 61 - 72 base 75% open, 23 lifts
      Mountain High - Wed 6:20a hard packed 24 - 40 base 24 trails, 5 lifts
      Mt Shasta - Wed 5:58a packed powder 32 - 56 base 29 trails, 4 lifts
      Northstar at Tahoe - Wed 6:00a hard packed 29 - 54 base 52 trails,
       10 lifts
      Royal Gorge - Wed 1:00a 1 new packed powder 76 - 82 base 82 trails, 85%
       open, 4 lifts
      Sierra at Tahoe - Wed 6:00a spring snow 25 - 82 base 35 trails, 5 lifts
      Sierra Summit - Wed 6:00a hard packed 60 base 40 trails, 1200 acres, 100%
       open, 6 lifts
      Snow Summit - Wed 5:48a packed powder 12 - 36 base 22 trails, 8 lifts
      Soda Springs - Wed 5:30a 1 - 2 new packed powder 72 - 96 base 16 trails,
       200 acres 100% open, 3 lifts
      Squaw Valley USA - Wed 6:30a 1 new variable 29 - 86 base 130 trails,
       16 lifts
      Sugar Bowl - Wed 6:13a variable 60 - 84 base 80 trails, 9 lifts
 
     PACIFIC NORTH
     IDAHO
      Brundage - Wed 5:30a packed powder 34 - 68 base 38 trails, 1300 acres,
       100% open, 5 lifts
      Schweitzer Mountain - Wed 6:20a 1 - 2 new variable 40 - 65 base
       57 trails, 80% open, 4 lifts
      Sun Valley - Wed 6:48a spring snow 14 - 54 base 70% open, 5 lifts
     OREGON
      Anthony Lakes - Open Fri-Sun; Call 541-856-3277
      Hoodoo - Open Sat/Sun; Call 541-822-3337
      Mt Bachelor - Wed 5:00a machine groomed snow 76 - 79 base 50 trails,
       7 lifts
      Mt Hood Meadows - Wed 5:00a packed powder 70 - 87 base 85% open, 7 lifts
      Timberline - Wed 4:20a 1 new packed powder 63 - 104 base 31 trails,
       6 miles, 1000 acres, 100% open, 6 lifts
     WASHINGTON
      49 Degrees North - Wed 5a insa 6 new powder 32 - 55 base 38 trails,
       4 lifts
      Bluewood - Wed 5:00a 8 new powder 38 - 62 base 21 trails, 355 acres, 100%
       open, 3 lifts
      Mission Ridge - Open Wed-Sun; Call 509-663-3200
      Mt Baker - Wed 5:30a machine groomed snow 100 - 120 base 80% open
      Stevens Pass - Wed 5:20a 1 new spring snow 71 - 86 base 37 trails,
       1125 acres, 100% open, 7 lifts
      The Summit at Snoqualmie - Wed 5:45a variable 55 - 103 base 20 trails,
       30% open 3 lifts
      White Pass - Wed 6:00a 4 new powder 45 - 47 base 32 trails, 638 acres,
       100% open, 6 lifts
 
     CANADA
     BRITISH COLUMBIA
      Apex Mountain - Wed 6:30a packed powder 50 base 60 trails, 78 miles,
       620 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
      Big White - Wed 4:00a packed powder 82 base 103 trails, 12 lifts
      Fernie Alpine - Wed 4:00a 1 new packed powder 82 base 106 trails,
       2504 acres, 100% open, 9 lifts
      Grouse Mountain - Wed 6:00a hard packed 88 base 16 trails, 5 lifts
     -Canada-
      Kicking Horse - Open Fri-Sun; Call 250-439-5444
     CANADA
      Mt Washington Resort - Wed 6:00a spring snow 97 base 50 trails,
       1000 acres, 100% open, 8 lifts
      Panorama Mountain - Wed 4:09a spring snow 111 base 85 trails, 10 lifts
      Silver Star - Tue 7:06a packed powder 71 base 90 trails, 4 lifts
      Sun Peaks - Wed 5:30a packed powder 67 base 70 trails, 88% open, 6 lifts
      TLH Heliskiing - Mon 7:30p powder 138 - 212 base 100 trails, 40% open
      Whistler/Blackcomb - Wed 6:00a hard packed 81 base 200 trails,
       7071 acres, 100% open, 31 lifts
     -QC-
      Mont Sainte-Anne - Wed 4:58a loose granular 56 trails, 428 acres, 100%
       open, 6 lifts
      Mont Sutton - Wed 5:00a variable 23 - 56 base 53 trails, 22 miles,
       173 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
      Ski Bromont - Wed 5:15a loose granular 21 trails, 4 lifts
      Stoneham - Wed 4:25a loose granular 12 base 30 trails, 322 acres, 100%
       open, 4 lifts
      Tremblant - Wed 6:00a loose granular 40 base 84 trails, 10 lifts
     ONTARIO
      Blue Mountain - Tue 11:50a t loose granular 24 base 22 trails, 5 lifts
      Calabogie Peaks - Open Sat/Sun; 9a-4p, Call 613-752-2720
      Horseshoe Resort - Tue 11:52 c loose granular 38 base 10 trails, 2 lifts
      Oshawa Kirby - Not Open 4/2-4/3, call (905-983-5983)
     ALBERTA
      Banff/ Mount Norquay - Wed 4:16a packed powder 18 - 44 base 25 trails,
       90% open, 5 lifts
      Fortress Mountain - Wed 6:00a powder 36 - 49 base 45 trails, 6 lifts
      Lake Louise - Wed 5:00a packed powder 37 - 57 base 94 trails, 12 lifts
      Marmot Basin - Tue 8:00a packed powder 32 base 48 trails, 5 lifts
      Nakiska Ski Area - Wed 5:00a 28 new powder 20 - 37 base 32 trails,
       230 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
      Sunshine Village - Tue 6:00a powder 70 base 84 trails, 12 lifts
 
     ALASKA
     ALASKA
      Eaglecrest - Open Thur-Sun; Call 907-586-5330
 
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