SnoCountry Reports Latest Skiing Conditions Information

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from SnoCountry Worldwide

    LEBANON, N.H., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Following are the latest skiing
 conditions information as supplied by SnoCountry Reports as of
 Tuesday, April 10 2001, 2:54:05 PM 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 10:00a c spring snow 15 - 40 base 3 trails, 21% open,
     2 lifts
     MAINE
          Big Squaw - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 207-695-1000
          Eaton Mountain - Closed/Season
          Mt Jefferson - Closed/Season
          Saddleback - Closed/Season
          Shawnee Peak - Closed/Season
          Sugarloaf/USA - Tue 6:49a wet packed snow 68 - 108 base 126 trails,
     44 miles, 530
          acres, 100% open, 9 lifts
          Sunday River - Tue 10:13a corn snow 70 - 100 base 117 trails, 45
     miles, 600
          acres, 92% open, 9 lifts
     MASSACHUSETTS
          Brodie Mountain - Closed/Season
          Jiminy Peak - Tue 8:00a spring snow 20 - 60 base 33 trails, 130
     acres, 75% open, 2
          lifts
          Ski Butternut - Closed/Season
          Wachusett Mountain - Open Apr 13-16; Info: 800-754-1234
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
          Attitash Bear Peak - Tue 7:00a corn snow 40 - 80 base 70 trails, 23
     miles, 280
          acres, 100% open, 3 lifts
          Bretton Woods - Tue 7:00a loose granular 32 - 68 base 66 trails, 25
     miles, 345
          acres, 100% open, 6 lifts
          Cannon Mountain - Mon 4:00p wet granular 25 - 50 base 32 trails, 78%
     open, 4
          lifts
          Gunstock - Closed/Season
          Loon Mountain - Tue 3:00a wet packed snow 28 - 60 base 44 trails, 20
     miles, 275
          acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
          Mount Sunapee - Tue 7:00a spring snow 45 - 85 base 42 trails, 74%
     open, 3 lifts
          Ragged Mountain - Tue 9:00a loose granular 12 - 70 base 45 trails,
     200 acres, 100%
          open, 5 lifts
          Tenney Mountain - Closed/Season
          Waterville Valley - Tue 7:00a loose granular 30 - 73 base 45 trails,
     87% open, 3
          lifts
          Wildcat - Mon 4:15p spring snow 50 - 80 base 45 trails, 98% open, 2
     lifts
     NEW YORK
          Belleayre - Closed/Season
          Bristol Mountain - Mon 1:50p spring snow 25 - 55 base 19 trails, 63%
     open, 2 lifts
          Gore Mountain - Mon 8:21p wet granular 26 - 72 base 33 trails, 13
     miles, 155
          acres, 53% open, 3 lifts
          Greek Peak - Open Thur-Sun; Info: 800-365-7669
          Hickory Ski Center - Closed/Season
          Holiday Valley - Mon 4:00p spring snow 12 - 60 base 6 trails, 12%
     open, 1 lift
          HoliMont - Tue 7a sany spring snow 24 - 52 base 42 trails, 87% open,
     4 lifts
          Hunter Mountain - Mon 2:00p spring snow 40 - 110 base 47 trails, 90%
     open, 4 lifts
          Hunt Hollow - Reopen on 04/14; Info: 800-754-7161
          McCauley - Closed/Season
          Mt Van Hoevenberg - Open Fri-Sun; Info: 800-462-6236
          Royal Mountain - Open Apr 14; Info: 518-835-6445
          Ski Plattekill Mtn - Reopen on 04/14; Apr 14: Free Ski Day; Info:
          607-633-3275
          Ski Windham - Closed/Season
          Snow Ridge - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 315-348-8456
          Song Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 315-696-5711
          Whiteface - Mon 3:00p loose granular 36 - 72 base 70 trails, 100%
     open, 8 lifts
          Woods Valley - Closed/Season
     PENNSYLVANIA
          Seven Springs - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 814-352-7777
     VERMONT
          Ascutney Mountain - Tue 6:30a spring snow 30 - 56 base 56 trails, 150
     acres, 100%
          open, 2 lifts
          Bolton Valley - Tue 8:00a packed powder 60 - 88 base 40 trails, 78%
     open, 5 lifts
          Bromley Mountain - Mon 9:30a spring snow 40 - 80 base 43 trails, 175
     acres, 100%
          open, 1 lift
          Jay Peak - Tue 8:32a loose granular 65 - 105 base 55 trails, 74%
     open, 5 lifts
          Killington/Pico - Tue 11:44a packed powder 55 - 110 base 147 trails,
     70 miles, 73%
          open, 9 lifts Apr 13-14: 13 lifts
          Mad River Glen - Tue 6:15a spring snow 40 - 70 base 39 trails, 90%
     open, 2 lifts
          Magic Mountain - Closed/Season
          Middlebury College Snow Bowl - Closed/Season
          Mount Snow - Tue 7:33a spring snow 63 - 80 base 66 trails, 73% open,
     3 lifts
          Okemo Mountain - Tue 7:15a loose granular 48 - 68 base 93 trails, 95%
     open, 6 lifts
          Smugglers' Notch - Mon 4:30p frozen granular 36 - 88 base 58 trails,
     83% open, 4
          lifts
          Stowe Mountain - Tue 6:00a spring snow 68 - 94 base 45 trails, 37
     miles, 94% open
          7 lifts
          Stratton Mountain - Tue 7:10a spring snow 55 - 100 base 70 trails, 30
     miles, 383
          acres, 78% open, 4 lifts
          Sugarbush - Tue 7:15a loose granular 40 - 96 base 66 trails, 33
     miles, 57% open, 4
          lifts Apr 14-15: 70 trails, 40 miles
     SOUTHEAST
     WEST VIRGINIA
          Timberline Four Seasons - Closed/Season
     MIDWEST
     MICHIGAN
          Boyne Highlands - Closed/Season
          Boyne Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 800-496-6963
          Crystal Mountain - Closed/Season
          Marquette - Open Apr 11-14; Apr 13-14: Beach Party; Info: 800-944-
     7669
          Nub's Nob - Closed/Season
          Pine Mountain - Open Apr 15; 12p-2p; Info: 906-774-2747
          Porcupine Mountains - Closed/Season
          Shanty Creek - Closed/Season
          Ski Brule - Mon 7:27p machine groomed snow 42 - 72 base 17 trails, 12
     miles, 150 acres
          100% open, 3 lifts
     MINNESOTA
          Afton Alps - Open Fri-Sun; Info: 800-328-1328
          Lutsen Mountain - Mon 3:12p spring snow 20 - 48 base 56 trails, 306
     acres, 88%
          open, 6 lifts
     SOUTH DAKOTA
          Deer Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 888-265-2197
     WISCONSIN
          Granite Peak - Tue 11:40a c machine groomed snow 18 - 30 base 21
     trails, 60 acres, 100%
          open, 3 lifts
     ROCKIES
     COLORADO
          Ajax - Tue 5:00a spring snow 46 - 63 base 70 trails, 6 lifts
          Arapahoe Basin - Tue 6:40a packed powder 57 base 59 trails, 5 lifts
          Beaver Creek - Tue 5:00a spring snow 69 base 99 trails, 1001 acres,
     62% open, 8
          lifts
          Berthoud Pass - Tue 6:59a packed powder 76 base 46 trails, 6 lifts
          Breckenridge - Tue 5:00a spring snow 53 - 71 base 139 trails, 95
     miles, 2043 acres
          100% open, 21 lifts
          Copper Mountain - Tue 6:26a spring snow 60 - 67 base 96 trails, 1581
     acres, 14
          lifts
          Crested Butte - Closed/Season
          Durango Mountain - Tue 6:15a packed powder 76 - 80 base 53 trails,
     70% open, 2 lifts
          Eldora - Tue 6a csr packed powder 48 - 53 base 95% open, 6 lifts
          Keystone - Tue 5:00a spring snow 56 - 57 base 116 trails, 81 miles,
     1861 acres
          100% open, 16 lifts
          Loveland - Tue 5:30a packed powder 64 base 70 trails, 1264 acres,
     100% open, 9 lifts
          Monarch - Closed/Season
          Snowmass - Tue 5:00a spring snow 51 - 73 base 75 trails, 2421 acres,
     18 lifts
          Steamboat - Tue 9:30a spring snow 54 - 79 base 141 trails, 2933
     acres, 14 lifts
          Sunlight - Closed/Season
          Telluride - Tue 5:00a spring snow 62 - 65 base 65 trails, 1000 acres,
     98% open, 12
          lifts
          Vail - Tue 5:00a spring snow 50 - 73 base 168 trails, 4100 acres, 77%
     open, 22
          lifts
          Winter Park - Tue 7:40a spring snow 65 - 74 base 102 trails, 15 lifts
          Wolf Creek - Closed/Season
     MONTANA
          Big Mountain - Closed/Season
          Big Sky - Tue 5:27a 3 new powder 57 - 85 base 95% open, 14 lifts
          Blacktail - Open Apr 14 & 15; 9a-4:30p; Info: 406-844-0999
          Bridger Bowl - Closed/Season
          Discovery - Closed/Season
          Great Divide - Open Apr 13 & 14 w/ 1200 acres of terrain open; 10a-5p
          Info: 406-447-1310
          Lost Trail - Closed/Season
          Montana Snowbowl - Closed/Season
          Red Lodge - Tue 7:00a packed powder 20 - 53 base 62 trails, 90% open,
     3 lifts
          Showdown - Closed/Season
     NEW MEXICO
          Pajarito - Open Fri-Sun; Info: 888-662-7669
          Ski Apache - Tue 8:30a spring snow 58 base 55 trails, 27 miles, 720
     acres, 100%
          open, 11 lifts
          Ski Santa Fe - Closed/Season
          Taos - Closed/Season
     UTAH
          Alta - Tue 5:15a 1 new packed powder 130 base 54 trails, 2200 acres,
     100% open, 8
          lifts
          Brian Head - Tue 7:30a 2 new powder 74 - 92 base 53 trails, 500
     acres, 100%
          open, 7 lifts
          Brighton - Tue 5:30a 1 new powder 122 base 66 trails, 850 acres, 100%
     open, 6
          lifts
          Deer Valley - Tue 8:19a packed powder 79 base 88 trails, 1750 acres,
     100% open, 19
          lifts
          Park City - Tue 5:00a packed powder 108 base 84 trails, 11 lifts
          Powder Mountain - Closed/Season
          Snowbasin - Tue 6:56a powder 113 base 55 trails, 1800 acres, 100%
     open, 7
          lifts
          Snowbird - Tue 5:00a 1 new packed powder 134 base 82 trails, 2500
     acres, 100% open, 9
          lifts
          Solitude - Tue 6:00a 1 new powder 111 base 63 trails, 1200 acres,
     100% open
          7 lifts
          The Canyons - Mon 4:45p 1 new powder 93 base 52 trails, 1800 acres,
     60% open
          7 lifts
     WYOMING
          Big Horn - Open Thur-Sun; Info: 307-366-2600
          Grand Targhee - Tue 5:30a 2 new packed powder 46 - 113 base 62
     trails, 30 miles, 1500
          acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
          Jackson Hole - Closed/Season
          Snowy Range - Tue 5:00a 1 new spring snow 35 base 27 trails, 100%
     open, 4 lifts
          White Pine - Tue 6:00a packed powder 52 base 25 trails, 100% open, 2
     lifts
     PACIFIC SOUTH
     ARIZONA
          Arizona Snowbowl - Closed/Season
     CALIFORNIA
          Alpine Meadows - Tue 5:45a packed powder 73 - 130 base 75 trails, 75%
     open, 9 lifts
          Badger Pass - Closed/Season
          Bear Valley - Tue 6:25a 2 new packed powder 48 - 96 base 58 trails,
     85% open, 7 lifts
          Big Bear - Tue 7:24a 2 - 5 new packed powder 20 - 45 base 23 trails,
     8 lifts
          Boreal - Tue 5:30a 1 - 2 new packed powder 72 - 96 base 36 trails, 5
     lifts
          Dodge Ridge - Closed/Season
          Donner Ski Ranch - Tue 6:59a packed powder 75 - 80 base 80% open, 3
     lifts
          Heavenly - Tue 6:00a 1 - 3 new packed powder 22 - 50 base 50 trails,
     60% open, 13
          lifts
          June - Tue 6:00a 6 - 8 new packed powder 65 - 85 base 36 trails, 500
     acres, 100%
          open, 6 lifts
          Kirkwood - Tue 4:59a 2 - 4 new packed powder 70 - 112 base 65 trails,
     2300 acres
          100% open, 11 lifts
          Mammoth - Tue 6:00a packed powder 72 - 84 base 150 trails, 3500
     acres, 100% open, 23
          lifts
          Mountain High - Tue 6:30a 3 - 6 new packed powder 28 - 46 base 30
     trails, 50% open, 5
          lifts
          Mt Shasta - Tue 5:56a packed powder 37 - 66 base 27 trails, 4 lifts
          Northstar at Tahoe - Tue 6:00a packed powder 36 - 60 base 51 trails,
     10 lifts
          Royal Gorge - Mon 10:30a w packed powder 72 - 84 base 81 trails, 4
     lifts
          Sierra at Tahoe - Tue 6:00a 2 new packed powder 50 - 104 base 38
     trails, 4 lifts
          Sierra Summit - Tue 8:10a 5 new powder 66 base 38 trails, 4 lifts
          Snow Summit - Mon 6:30p packed powder 18 - 40 base 13 trails, 8 lifts
          Snow Valley - Mon 9:54p packed powder 18 - 30 base 23 trails, 3 lifts
          Soda Springs - Tue 5:30a packed powder 72 - 96 base 16 trails, 200
     acres, 100% open
          3 lifts
          Squaw Valley USA - Tue 6:00a 1 new packed powder 34 - 91 base 150
     trails, 16 lifts
          Sugar Bowl - Tue 6:30a w packed powder 72 - 96 base 92% open, 8 lifts
     NEVADA
          Mt Rose - Ski Tahoe - Tue 6:07a w packed powder 20 - 50 base 26
     trails, 2 lifts
     PACIFIC NORTH
     IDAHO
          Brundage - Closed/Season
          Pomerelle - Tue 7:00a w machine groomed snow 54 - 77 base 24 trails,
     580 acres, 100% open
          4 lifts
          Schweitzer Mountain - Closed/Season
          Sun Valley - Tue 6:06a packed powder 19 - 61 base 70% open, 2 lifts
     OREGON
          Anthony Lakes - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 541-856-3277
          Mt Bachelor - Tue 5:00a 2 new packed powder 78 - 80 base 60 trails, 7
     lifts
          Mt Hood Meadows - Tue 4:47a spring snow 71 - 88 base 80% open, 6
     lifts
          Timberline - Tue 7:03a 1 new packed powder 64 - 112 base 31 trails, 6
     miles, 1000
          acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
     WASHINGTON
          49 Degrees North - Closed/Season
          Bluewood - Closed/Season
          Mission Ridge - Closed/Season
          Mt Baker - Tue 5:30a 1 new packed powder 105 - 125 base 80% open
          Stevens Pass - Tue 6:49a 2 new packed powder 73 - 88 base 37 trails,
     1125 acres, 100%
          open, 9 lifts
          The Summit at Snoqualmie - Open 14 & 15; Alpental, 9a-5p; Info:
          206-236-1600
          White Pass - Tue 6:30a packed powder 48 - 64 base 32 trails, 638
     acres, 100% open, 6
          lifts
     CANADA
     BRITISH COLUMBIA
          Apex Mountain - Open Apr 13-15; Apr 14: Dummy Downhill; Info: 877-
     777-2739
          Big White - Tue 4:00a 1 new packed powder 90 base 103 trails, 12
     lifts
          Fairmont Hot Springs - Closed/Season
          Fernie Alpine - Tue 8:00a 5 new packed powder 84 base 106 trails,
     2504 acres, 100%
          open, 9 lifts
          Grouse Mountain - Tue 6:00a hard packed 95 base 16 trails, 6 lifts
     -Canada-
          Kicking Horse - Open Apr 13-16; Info: 250-439-5444
     CANADA
          Mt Washington Resort - Tue 6:00a spring snow 96 base 50 trails, 1000
     acres, 100%
          open, 8 lifts
          Panorama Mountain - Tue 5:10a 1 new spring snow 121 base 85 trails,
     10 lifts
          Silver Star - Closed/Season
          Sun Peaks - Tue 5a alb packed powder 70 base 71 trails, 6 lifts
          TLH Heliskiing - Sun 7:30p powder 145 - 220 base 100 trails, 40% open
          Whistler/Blackcomb - Tue 6:00a spring snow 85 base 200 trails, 7071
     acres, 100%
          open, 31 lifts
     -QC-
          Mont Sainte-Anne - Tue 5:20a spring snow 56 trails, 428 acres, 100%
     open, 6 lifts
          Mont Sutton - Tue 5:00a variable 22 - 54 base 53 trails, 22 miles,
     173 acres
          100% open, 5 lifts
          Ski Bromont - Tue 1:12a wet granular 21 trails, 4 lifts
          Stoneham - Open Apr 13-16
          Tremblant - Tue 5:37a w spring snow 38 base 81 trails, 517 acres, 7
     lifts
     ONTARIO
          Blue Mountain - Open Fri-Sun   Call 905-625-3006
          Calabogie Peaks - Closed/Season
          Heights of Horseshoe - Closed/Season
          Horseshoe Resort - Tue 9a Osr loose granular 30 base 7 trails, 32%
     open, 1 lift
          Oshawa Kirby - Closed/Season
     ALBERTA
          Banff/ Mount Norquay - Tue 3:56a packed powder 36 - 44 base 25
     trails, 90% open, 5
          lifts
          Fortress Mountain - Tue 5a alb powder 36 - 68 base 47 trails, 6 lifts
          Lake Louise - Tue 5:00a 3 new packed powder 35 - 55 base 94 trails,
     12 lifts
          Marmot Basin - Tue 8:00a 1 new packed powder 34 base 45 trails, 5
     lifts
          Nakiska Ski Area - Tue 5:00a 1 new packed powder 60 base 32 trails,
     230 acres, 100%
          open, 4 lifts
          Sunshine Village - Tue 6:00a 2 new packed powder 70 base 91 trails,
     3168 acres, 100%
          open, 12 lifts
     ALASKA
     ALASKA
          Eaglecrest - Open Apr 14 & 15; Apr 15: Costume Day; Info: 907-586-
     5330
 
 

SOURCE SnoCountry Worldwide
    LEBANON, N.H., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Following are the latest skiing
 conditions information as supplied by SnoCountry Reports as of
 Tuesday, April 10 2001, 2:54:05 PM 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 10:00a c spring snow 15 - 40 base 3 trails, 21% open,
     2 lifts
     MAINE
          Big Squaw - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 207-695-1000
          Eaton Mountain - Closed/Season
          Mt Jefferson - Closed/Season
          Saddleback - Closed/Season
          Shawnee Peak - Closed/Season
          Sugarloaf/USA - Tue 6:49a wet packed snow 68 - 108 base 126 trails,
     44 miles, 530
          acres, 100% open, 9 lifts
          Sunday River - Tue 10:13a corn snow 70 - 100 base 117 trails, 45
     miles, 600
          acres, 92% open, 9 lifts
     MASSACHUSETTS
          Brodie Mountain - Closed/Season
          Jiminy Peak - Tue 8:00a spring snow 20 - 60 base 33 trails, 130
     acres, 75% open, 2
          lifts
          Ski Butternut - Closed/Season
          Wachusett Mountain - Open Apr 13-16; Info: 800-754-1234
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
          Attitash Bear Peak - Tue 7:00a corn snow 40 - 80 base 70 trails, 23
     miles, 280
          acres, 100% open, 3 lifts
          Bretton Woods - Tue 7:00a loose granular 32 - 68 base 66 trails, 25
     miles, 345
          acres, 100% open, 6 lifts
          Cannon Mountain - Mon 4:00p wet granular 25 - 50 base 32 trails, 78%
     open, 4
          lifts
          Gunstock - Closed/Season
          Loon Mountain - Tue 3:00a wet packed snow 28 - 60 base 44 trails, 20
     miles, 275
          acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
          Mount Sunapee - Tue 7:00a spring snow 45 - 85 base 42 trails, 74%
     open, 3 lifts
          Ragged Mountain - Tue 9:00a loose granular 12 - 70 base 45 trails,
     200 acres, 100%
          open, 5 lifts
          Tenney Mountain - Closed/Season
          Waterville Valley - Tue 7:00a loose granular 30 - 73 base 45 trails,
     87% open, 3
          lifts
          Wildcat - Mon 4:15p spring snow 50 - 80 base 45 trails, 98% open, 2
     lifts
     NEW YORK
          Belleayre - Closed/Season
          Bristol Mountain - Mon 1:50p spring snow 25 - 55 base 19 trails, 63%
     open, 2 lifts
          Gore Mountain - Mon 8:21p wet granular 26 - 72 base 33 trails, 13
     miles, 155
          acres, 53% open, 3 lifts
          Greek Peak - Open Thur-Sun; Info: 800-365-7669
          Hickory Ski Center - Closed/Season
          Holiday Valley - Mon 4:00p spring snow 12 - 60 base 6 trails, 12%
     open, 1 lift
          HoliMont - Tue 7a sany spring snow 24 - 52 base 42 trails, 87% open,
     4 lifts
          Hunter Mountain - Mon 2:00p spring snow 40 - 110 base 47 trails, 90%
     open, 4 lifts
          Hunt Hollow - Reopen on 04/14; Info: 800-754-7161
          McCauley - Closed/Season
          Mt Van Hoevenberg - Open Fri-Sun; Info: 800-462-6236
          Royal Mountain - Open Apr 14; Info: 518-835-6445
          Ski Plattekill Mtn - Reopen on 04/14; Apr 14: Free Ski Day; Info:
          607-633-3275
          Ski Windham - Closed/Season
          Snow Ridge - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 315-348-8456
          Song Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 315-696-5711
          Whiteface - Mon 3:00p loose granular 36 - 72 base 70 trails, 100%
     open, 8 lifts
          Woods Valley - Closed/Season
     PENNSYLVANIA
          Seven Springs - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 814-352-7777
     VERMONT
          Ascutney Mountain - Tue 6:30a spring snow 30 - 56 base 56 trails, 150
     acres, 100%
          open, 2 lifts
          Bolton Valley - Tue 8:00a packed powder 60 - 88 base 40 trails, 78%
     open, 5 lifts
          Bromley Mountain - Mon 9:30a spring snow 40 - 80 base 43 trails, 175
     acres, 100%
          open, 1 lift
          Jay Peak - Tue 8:32a loose granular 65 - 105 base 55 trails, 74%
     open, 5 lifts
          Killington/Pico - Tue 11:44a packed powder 55 - 110 base 147 trails,
     70 miles, 73%
          open, 9 lifts Apr 13-14: 13 lifts
          Mad River Glen - Tue 6:15a spring snow 40 - 70 base 39 trails, 90%
     open, 2 lifts
          Magic Mountain - Closed/Season
          Middlebury College Snow Bowl - Closed/Season
          Mount Snow - Tue 7:33a spring snow 63 - 80 base 66 trails, 73% open,
     3 lifts
          Okemo Mountain - Tue 7:15a loose granular 48 - 68 base 93 trails, 95%
     open, 6 lifts
          Smugglers' Notch - Mon 4:30p frozen granular 36 - 88 base 58 trails,
     83% open, 4
          lifts
          Stowe Mountain - Tue 6:00a spring snow 68 - 94 base 45 trails, 37
     miles, 94% open
          7 lifts
          Stratton Mountain - Tue 7:10a spring snow 55 - 100 base 70 trails, 30
     miles, 383
          acres, 78% open, 4 lifts
          Sugarbush - Tue 7:15a loose granular 40 - 96 base 66 trails, 33
     miles, 57% open, 4
          lifts Apr 14-15: 70 trails, 40 miles
     SOUTHEAST
     WEST VIRGINIA
          Timberline Four Seasons - Closed/Season
     MIDWEST
     MICHIGAN
          Boyne Highlands - Closed/Season
          Boyne Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 800-496-6963
          Crystal Mountain - Closed/Season
          Marquette - Open Apr 11-14; Apr 13-14: Beach Party; Info: 800-944-
     7669
          Nub's Nob - Closed/Season
          Pine Mountain - Open Apr 15; 12p-2p; Info: 906-774-2747
          Porcupine Mountains - Closed/Season
          Shanty Creek - Closed/Season
          Ski Brule - Mon 7:27p machine groomed snow 42 - 72 base 17 trails, 12
     miles, 150 acres
          100% open, 3 lifts
     MINNESOTA
          Afton Alps - Open Fri-Sun; Info: 800-328-1328
          Lutsen Mountain - Mon 3:12p spring snow 20 - 48 base 56 trails, 306
     acres, 88%
          open, 6 lifts
     SOUTH DAKOTA
          Deer Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 888-265-2197
     WISCONSIN
          Granite Peak - Tue 11:40a c machine groomed snow 18 - 30 base 21
     trails, 60 acres, 100%
          open, 3 lifts
     ROCKIES
     COLORADO
          Ajax - Tue 5:00a spring snow 46 - 63 base 70 trails, 6 lifts
          Arapahoe Basin - Tue 6:40a packed powder 57 base 59 trails, 5 lifts
          Beaver Creek - Tue 5:00a spring snow 69 base 99 trails, 1001 acres,
     62% open, 8
          lifts
          Berthoud Pass - Tue 6:59a packed powder 76 base 46 trails, 6 lifts
          Breckenridge - Tue 5:00a spring snow 53 - 71 base 139 trails, 95
     miles, 2043 acres
          100% open, 21 lifts
          Copper Mountain - Tue 6:26a spring snow 60 - 67 base 96 trails, 1581
     acres, 14
          lifts
          Crested Butte - Closed/Season
          Durango Mountain - Tue 6:15a packed powder 76 - 80 base 53 trails,
     70% open, 2 lifts
          Eldora - Tue 6a csr packed powder 48 - 53 base 95% open, 6 lifts
          Keystone - Tue 5:00a spring snow 56 - 57 base 116 trails, 81 miles,
     1861 acres
          100% open, 16 lifts
          Loveland - Tue 5:30a packed powder 64 base 70 trails, 1264 acres,
     100% open, 9 lifts
          Monarch - Closed/Season
          Snowmass - Tue 5:00a spring snow 51 - 73 base 75 trails, 2421 acres,
     18 lifts
          Steamboat - Tue 9:30a spring snow 54 - 79 base 141 trails, 2933
     acres, 14 lifts
          Sunlight - Closed/Season
          Telluride - Tue 5:00a spring snow 62 - 65 base 65 trails, 1000 acres,
     98% open, 12
          lifts
          Vail - Tue 5:00a spring snow 50 - 73 base 168 trails, 4100 acres, 77%
     open, 22
          lifts
          Winter Park - Tue 7:40a spring snow 65 - 74 base 102 trails, 15 lifts
          Wolf Creek - Closed/Season
     MONTANA
          Big Mountain - Closed/Season
          Big Sky - Tue 5:27a 3 new powder 57 - 85 base 95% open, 14 lifts
          Blacktail - Open Apr 14 & 15; 9a-4:30p; Info: 406-844-0999
          Bridger Bowl - Closed/Season
          Discovery - Closed/Season
          Great Divide - Open Apr 13 & 14 w/ 1200 acres of terrain open; 10a-5p
          Info: 406-447-1310
          Lost Trail - Closed/Season
          Montana Snowbowl - Closed/Season
          Red Lodge - Tue 7:00a packed powder 20 - 53 base 62 trails, 90% open,
     3 lifts
          Showdown - Closed/Season
     NEW MEXICO
          Pajarito - Open Fri-Sun; Info: 888-662-7669
          Ski Apache - Tue 8:30a spring snow 58 base 55 trails, 27 miles, 720
     acres, 100%
          open, 11 lifts
          Ski Santa Fe - Closed/Season
          Taos - Closed/Season
     UTAH
          Alta - Tue 5:15a 1 new packed powder 130 base 54 trails, 2200 acres,
     100% open, 8
          lifts
          Brian Head - Tue 7:30a 2 new powder 74 - 92 base 53 trails, 500
     acres, 100%
          open, 7 lifts
          Brighton - Tue 5:30a 1 new powder 122 base 66 trails, 850 acres, 100%
     open, 6
          lifts
          Deer Valley - Tue 8:19a packed powder 79 base 88 trails, 1750 acres,
     100% open, 19
          lifts
          Park City - Tue 5:00a packed powder 108 base 84 trails, 11 lifts
          Powder Mountain - Closed/Season
          Snowbasin - Tue 6:56a powder 113 base 55 trails, 1800 acres, 100%
     open, 7
          lifts
          Snowbird - Tue 5:00a 1 new packed powder 134 base 82 trails, 2500
     acres, 100% open, 9
          lifts
          Solitude - Tue 6:00a 1 new powder 111 base 63 trails, 1200 acres,
     100% open
          7 lifts
          The Canyons - Mon 4:45p 1 new powder 93 base 52 trails, 1800 acres,
     60% open
          7 lifts
     WYOMING
          Big Horn - Open Thur-Sun; Info: 307-366-2600
          Grand Targhee - Tue 5:30a 2 new packed powder 46 - 113 base 62
     trails, 30 miles, 1500
          acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
          Jackson Hole - Closed/Season
          Snowy Range - Tue 5:00a 1 new spring snow 35 base 27 trails, 100%
     open, 4 lifts
          White Pine - Tue 6:00a packed powder 52 base 25 trails, 100% open, 2
     lifts
     PACIFIC SOUTH
     ARIZONA
          Arizona Snowbowl - Closed/Season
     CALIFORNIA
          Alpine Meadows - Tue 5:45a packed powder 73 - 130 base 75 trails, 75%
     open, 9 lifts
          Badger Pass - Closed/Season
          Bear Valley - Tue 6:25a 2 new packed powder 48 - 96 base 58 trails,
     85% open, 7 lifts
          Big Bear - Tue 7:24a 2 - 5 new packed powder 20 - 45 base 23 trails,
     8 lifts
          Boreal - Tue 5:30a 1 - 2 new packed powder 72 - 96 base 36 trails, 5
     lifts
          Dodge Ridge - Closed/Season
          Donner Ski Ranch - Tue 6:59a packed powder 75 - 80 base 80% open, 3
     lifts
          Heavenly - Tue 6:00a 1 - 3 new packed powder 22 - 50 base 50 trails,
     60% open, 13
          lifts
          June - Tue 6:00a 6 - 8 new packed powder 65 - 85 base 36 trails, 500
     acres, 100%
          open, 6 lifts
          Kirkwood - Tue 4:59a 2 - 4 new packed powder 70 - 112 base 65 trails,
     2300 acres
          100% open, 11 lifts
          Mammoth - Tue 6:00a packed powder 72 - 84 base 150 trails, 3500
     acres, 100% open, 23
          lifts
          Mountain High - Tue 6:30a 3 - 6 new packed powder 28 - 46 base 30
     trails, 50% open, 5
          lifts
          Mt Shasta - Tue 5:56a packed powder 37 - 66 base 27 trails, 4 lifts
          Northstar at Tahoe - Tue 6:00a packed powder 36 - 60 base 51 trails,
     10 lifts
          Royal Gorge - Mon 10:30a w packed powder 72 - 84 base 81 trails, 4
     lifts
          Sierra at Tahoe - Tue 6:00a 2 new packed powder 50 - 104 base 38
     trails, 4 lifts
          Sierra Summit - Tue 8:10a 5 new powder 66 base 38 trails, 4 lifts
          Snow Summit - Mon 6:30p packed powder 18 - 40 base 13 trails, 8 lifts
          Snow Valley - Mon 9:54p packed powder 18 - 30 base 23 trails, 3 lifts
          Soda Springs - Tue 5:30a packed powder 72 - 96 base 16 trails, 200
     acres, 100% open
          3 lifts
          Squaw Valley USA - Tue 6:00a 1 new packed powder 34 - 91 base 150
     trails, 16 lifts
          Sugar Bowl - Tue 6:30a w packed powder 72 - 96 base 92% open, 8 lifts
     NEVADA
          Mt Rose - Ski Tahoe - Tue 6:07a w packed powder 20 - 50 base 26
     trails, 2 lifts
     PACIFIC NORTH
     IDAHO
          Brundage - Closed/Season
          Pomerelle - Tue 7:00a w machine groomed snow 54 - 77 base 24 trails,
     580 acres, 100% open
          4 lifts
          Schweitzer Mountain - Closed/Season
          Sun Valley - Tue 6:06a packed powder 19 - 61 base 70% open, 2 lifts
     OREGON
          Anthony Lakes - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 541-856-3277
          Mt Bachelor - Tue 5:00a 2 new packed powder 78 - 80 base 60 trails, 7
     lifts
          Mt Hood Meadows - Tue 4:47a spring snow 71 - 88 base 80% open, 6
     lifts
          Timberline - Tue 7:03a 1 new packed powder 64 - 112 base 31 trails, 6
     miles, 1000
          acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
     WASHINGTON
          49 Degrees North - Closed/Season
          Bluewood - Closed/Season
          Mission Ridge - Closed/Season
          Mt Baker - Tue 5:30a 1 new packed powder 105 - 125 base 80% open
          Stevens Pass - Tue 6:49a 2 new packed powder 73 - 88 base 37 trails,
     1125 acres, 100%
          open, 9 lifts
          The Summit at Snoqualmie - Open 14 & 15; Alpental, 9a-5p; Info:
          206-236-1600
          White Pass - Tue 6:30a packed powder 48 - 64 base 32 trails, 638
     acres, 100% open, 6
          lifts
     CANADA
     BRITISH COLUMBIA
          Apex Mountain - Open Apr 13-15; Apr 14: Dummy Downhill; Info: 877-
     777-2739
          Big White - Tue 4:00a 1 new packed powder 90 base 103 trails, 12
     lifts
          Fairmont Hot Springs - Closed/Season
          Fernie Alpine - Tue 8:00a 5 new packed powder 84 base 106 trails,
     2504 acres, 100%
          open, 9 lifts
          Grouse Mountain - Tue 6:00a hard packed 95 base 16 trails, 6 lifts
     -Canada-
          Kicking Horse - Open Apr 13-16; Info: 250-439-5444
     CANADA
          Mt Washington Resort - Tue 6:00a spring snow 96 base 50 trails, 1000
     acres, 100%
          open, 8 lifts
          Panorama Mountain - Tue 5:10a 1 new spring snow 121 base 85 trails,
     10 lifts
          Silver Star - Closed/Season
          Sun Peaks - Tue 5a alb packed powder 70 base 71 trails, 6 lifts
          TLH Heliskiing - Sun 7:30p powder 145 - 220 base 100 trails, 40% open
          Whistler/Blackcomb - Tue 6:00a spring snow 85 base 200 trails, 7071
     acres, 100%
          open, 31 lifts
     -QC-
          Mont Sainte-Anne - Tue 5:20a spring snow 56 trails, 428 acres, 100%
     open, 6 lifts
          Mont Sutton - Tue 5:00a variable 22 - 54 base 53 trails, 22 miles,
     173 acres
          100% open, 5 lifts
          Ski Bromont - Tue 1:12a wet granular 21 trails, 4 lifts
          Stoneham - Open Apr 13-16
          Tremblant - Tue 5:37a w spring snow 38 base 81 trails, 517 acres, 7
     lifts
     ONTARIO
          Blue Mountain - Open Fri-Sun   Call 905-625-3006
          Calabogie Peaks - Closed/Season
          Heights of Horseshoe - Closed/Season
          Horseshoe Resort - Tue 9a Osr loose granular 30 base 7 trails, 32%
     open, 1 lift
          Oshawa Kirby - Closed/Season
     ALBERTA
          Banff/ Mount Norquay - Tue 3:56a packed powder 36 - 44 base 25
     trails, 90% open, 5
          lifts
          Fortress Mountain - Tue 5a alb powder 36 - 68 base 47 trails, 6 lifts
          Lake Louise - Tue 5:00a 3 new packed powder 35 - 55 base 94 trails,
     12 lifts
          Marmot Basin - Tue 8:00a 1 new packed powder 34 base 45 trails, 5
     lifts
          Nakiska Ski Area - Tue 5:00a 1 new packed powder 60 base 32 trails,
     230 acres, 100%
          open, 4 lifts
          Sunshine Village - Tue 6:00a 2 new packed powder 70 base 91 trails,
     3168 acres, 100%
          open, 12 lifts
     ALASKA
     ALASKA
          Eaglecrest - Open Apr 14 & 15; Apr 15: Costume Day; Info: 907-586-
     5330
 
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