SnoCountry Reports Latest Skiing Conditions Information

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from SnoCountry Worldwide

    LEBANON, N.H., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Following are the latest skiing
 conditions information as supplied by SnoCountry Reports as of Thursday,
 April 12, 2001, 9:48:18 AM 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 - No Report 04/11; Call for operating status 203-263-2203
     MAINE
          Big Squaw - Closed/Season
          Sugarloaf/USA - Thu 5:23a corn snow 68 - 108 base 126 trails,
           44 miles, 100% open, 9 lifts Apr 14-15: 13 lifts
          Sunday River - Wed 5:45p corn snow 60 - 90 base 117 trails, 45 miles,
           600 acres, 90% open, 9 lifts
     MASSACHUSETTS
          Jiminy Peak - Thu 8:20a spring snow 20 - 60 base 32 trails,
           130 acres, 70% open, 2 lifts
          Wachusett Mountain - Open Apr 14-16; Apr 15: Easter Celebration
           (egg hunt parade & more); Info: 800-754-1234
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
          Attitash Bear Peak - Thu 7:11a wet granular 40 - 80 base 39 trails,
           56% open, 2 lifts
          Bretton Woods - Thu 7:00a loose granular 32 - 68 base 66 trails,
           25 miles, 345 acres, 100% open, 6 lifts
          Cannon Mountain - Thu 7:30a wet granular 25 - 50 base 32 trails,
           78% open, 3 lifts
          Loon Mountain - Thu 7:30a spring snow 28 - 60 base 44 trails,
           20 miles, 275 acres 100% open, 4 lifts
          Mount Sunapee - Thu 6:30a spring snow 40 - 90 base 42 trails,
           163 acres, 74% open 3 lifts
          Ragged Mountain - Wed 4:30p spring snow 12 - 70 base 45 trails,
           200 acres, 100% open, 5 lifts
          Waterville Valley - Thu 7:00a spring snow 25 - 60 base 47 trails,
           90% open, 3 lifts
          Wildcat - Tue 3:45p spring snow 48 - 78 base 45 trails, 98% open,
           2 lifts
     NEW YORK
          Bristol Mountain - Wed 2:33p spring snow 25 - 55 base 21 trails,
           70% open, 1 lift
          Gore Mountain - Wed 3:50p wet granular 30 - 71 base 30 trails,
           12 miles, 141 acres, 48% open, 3 lifts
          Greek Peak - Open Thur-Sun; Info: 800-365-7669
          Holiday Valley - Wed 5:00p loose granular 12 - 60 base 6 trails,
           12% open, 1 lift
          HoliMont - Thu 7a sany spring snow 20 - 48 base 42 trails, 87% open,
           3 lifts
          Hunter Mountain - Thu 8:44a wet granular 30 - 110 base 47 trails,
           89% open, 4 lifts
          Hunt Hollow - Reopen on 04/14; Info: 800-754-7161
          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
          Snow Ridge - Open Apr 13 & 14; Info: 315-348-8456
          Song Mountain - Open Apr 13 & 14; Info: 315-696-5711
          Whiteface - Wed 2:47p loose granular 36 - 72 base 64 trails,
           17 miles, 178 acres 91% open, 5 lifts
     PENNSYLVANIA
          Seven Springs - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 814-352-7777
     VERMONT
          Ascutney Mountain - Thu 6:50a spring snow 30 - 56 base 53 trails,
           95% open, 2 lifts
          Bolton Valley - Thu 8:30a wet packed snow 50 - 80 base 31 trails,
           61% open, 4 lifts
          Bromley Mountain - Wed 9:30a spring snow 40 - 80 base 43 trails,
           175 acres, 100% open, 1 lift
          Jay Peak - Thu 7:30a loose granular 53 - 93 base 74 trails, 50 miles,
           385 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
          Killington/Pico - Thu 7:30a spring snow 55 - 110 base 147 trails,
           70 miles, 73% open, 9 lifts
          Mad River Glen - Thu 6:30a spring snow 38 - 58 base 40 trails,
           91% open, 2 lifts
          Magic Mountain - Closed/Season
          Middlebury College Snow Bowl - Closed/Season
          Mount Snow - Thu 7:34a spring snow 63 - 80 base 66 trails, 73% open,
           3 lifts Apr 14-15: 4 lifts
          Okemo Mountain - Thu 7:17a loose granular 40 - 68 base 93 trails,
           95% open, 6 lifts
          Smugglers' Notch - Wed 4:00p spring snow 33 - 86 base 63 trails,
           230 acres, 90% open, 4 lifts
          Stowe Mountain - Wed 6:00a corn snow 66 - 90 base 45 trails,
           37 miles, 94% open, 7 lifts
          Stratton Mountain - Thu 6:30a spring snow 45 - 95 base 63 trails,
           70% open, 4 lifts
          Sugarbush - Thu 8:30a loose granular 36 - 96 base 67 trails,
           33 miles, 58% open, 4 lifts
     MIDWEST
     MICHIGAN
          Boyne Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 800-496-6963
          Marquette - Open Apr 12-14; Apr 13-14: Beach Party;
           Info: 800-944-7669
          Pine Mountain - Open Apr 15; 12p-2p; Info: 906-774-2747
          Ski Brule - Wed 10:02a machine groomed snow 42 - 72 base 17 trails,
           100% open, 3 lifts
     MINNESOTA
          Afton Alps - Open Apr 14; Apr 14: Ski/Snobrd Hungar Drive;
           Info: 800-328-1328
          Lutsen Mountain - Tue 2:42p spring snow 20 - 48 base 58 trails,
           81% open, 6 lifts
     SOUTH DAKOTA
          Deer Mountain - Closed/Season
     WISCONSIN
          Granite Peak - Closed/Season
     ROCKIES
     COLORADO
          Ajax - Thu 5:00a 1 new powder 45 - 63 base 70 trails, 656 acres,
           6 lifts
          Arapahoe Basin - Thu 5:26a 6 new powder 67 base 59 trails, 5 lifts
          Beaver Creek - Thu 5:00a 5 new powder 83 base 99 trails, 1001 acres,
           62% open, 8 lifts
          Berthoud Pass - Thu 5:26a 7 new packed powder 84 base 46 trails,
           6 lifts
          Breckenridge - Thu 5:00a 1 new packed powder 63 - 87 base 139 trails,
           2043 acres 100% open, 21 lifts
          Copper Mountain - Thu 6:24a 7 new powder 75 - 86 base 96 trails,
           1581 acres 14 lifts
          Durango Mountain - Thu 6:00a 4 new spring snow 75 - 80 base
           51 trails, 770 acres 70% open, 2 lifts
          Eldora - Thu 6a csr 1 new spring snow 48 - 53 base 95% open, 4 lifts
          Keystone - Thu 5:00a 4 new powder 66 - 67 base 116 trails, 81 miles,
           1861 acres, 100% open, 16 lifts
          Loveland - Thu 5:30a 4 new powder 78 base 70 trails, 1264 acres,
           100% open, 9 lifts
          Snowmass - Thu 5:00a 1 new powder 60 - 80 base 75 trails, 2421 acres,
           17 lifts
          Steamboat - Thu 5:42a 1 - 3 new powder 54 - 85 base 141 trails,
           13 lifts
          Telluride - Thu 5:00a 5 new packed powder 70 - 74 base 65 trails,
           98% open, 12 lifts
          Vail - Thu 5:00a 5 new powder 62 - 88 base 168 trails, 4100 acres,
           80% open 22 lifts
          Winter Park - Thu 5:38a 3 - 4 new powder 79 - 88 base 103 trails,
           16 lifts
     MONTANA
          Big Sky - Thu 5:25a packed powder 54 - 83 base 95% open, 14 lifts
          Blacktail - Open Apr 14 & 15 w/ 100% of terrain open; 9a-4:30p;
           Info: 406-844-0999
          Great Divide - Open Apr 13 & 14 w/ 1200 acres of terrain open; 10a-5p
           Info: 406-447-1310
          Red Lodge - Thu 7:00a 2 new packed powder 20 - 53 base 62 trails,
           90% open, 7 lifts
     NEW MEXICO
          Pajarito - Open Apr 13-15; Info: 888-662-7669
          Ski Apache - Wed 7p nmsr spring snow 58 base 55 trails, 720 acres,
           100% open, 11 lifts
     UTAH
          Alta - Thu 4:26a 6 new powder 131 base 54 trails, 2200 acres,
           100% open, 8 lifts
          Brian Head - Thu 5a usr 1 new powder 74 - 89 base 53 trails, 6 lifts
          Brighton - Thu 5:30a 5 new packed powder 122 base 66 trails,
           850 acres, 100% open, 6 lifts
          Deer Valley - Thu 6:51a 3 new packed powder 80 base 88 trails,
           1750 acres, 100% open 19 lifts
          Park City - Thu 5:00a 5 new powder 109 base 84 trails, 11 lifts
          Snowbasin - Thu 7:42a 2 new powder 109 base 53 trails, 7 lifts
          Snowbird - Thu 5:00a 4 new packed powder 131 base 82 trails,
           2500 acres, 100% open, 9 lifts
          Solitude - Thu 5a usr 4 new powder 118 base 63 trails, 7 lifts
          The Canyons - Thu 6a usr 3 new packed powder 87 - 90 base 52 trails,
           7 lifts
     WYOMING
          Big Horn - Open Apr 12-15; Apr 12: Skier Appreciation Day;
           Apr 14: Easter
          Egg Hunt; Info: 307-366-2600
          Grand Targhee - Thu 5:30a packed powder 44 - 113 base 62 trails,
           30 miles, 1500 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
          Snowy Range - Thu 6:00a 10 new packed powder 35 base 27 trails,
           100% open, 4 lifts
          White Pine - Thu 6:00a 3 new packed powder 62 base 25 trails,
           100% open, 2 lifts
     PACIFIC SOUTH
     CALIFORNIA
          Alpine Meadows - Thu 6:00a 3 new packed powder 60 - 120 base
           77% open, 8 lifts
          Bear Valley - Wed 6:30a packed powder 48 - 96 base 58 trails,
           1088 acres, 85% open, 7 lifts
          Big Bear - Thu 6:25a packed powder 15 - 39 base 23 trails, 8 lifts
          Boreal - Thu 5:30a 2 - 6 new packed powder 72 - 96 base 36 trails,
           5 lifts
          Donner Ski Ranch - Wed 7:00a packed powder 75 - 80 base 50% open,
           3 lifts
          Heavenly - Thu 6:30a 5 - 9 new powder 22 - 50 base 50 trails,
           60% open, 13 lifts
          June - Thu 6:00a packed powder 65 - 85 base 36 trails, 500 acres,
           100% open, 6 lifts
          Kirkwood - Thu 5:13a 12 new packed powder 70 - 120 base 65 trails,
           2300 acres, 100% open, 11 lifts
          Mammoth - Thu 6:00a 2 new spring snow 72 - 84 base 150 trails,
           28 lifts
          Mountain High - Thu 6:00a packed powder 28 - 46 base 30 trails,
           60% open, 5 lifts
          Mt Shasta - Wed 5:53a packed powder 32 - 60 base 29 trails, 4 lifts
          Northstar at Tahoe - Thu 6:30a 3 - 6 new packed powder 42 - 66 base
           51 trails, 10 lifts
          Royal Gorge - Thu 1:00a packed powder 72 - 81 base 80 trails,
           85% open, 4 lifts
          Sierra at Tahoe - Thu 6:00a 8 new packed powder 54 - 108 base
           38 trails, 4 lifts
          Sierra Summit - Wed 8:10a w powder 72 base 38 trails, 4 lifts
          Snow Summit - Thu 5:30a packed powder 18 - 40 base 26 trails, 9 lifts
          Snow Valley - Wed 9:45p packed powder 18 - 30 base 23 trails, 3 lifts
          Soda Springs - Thu 5:30a 2 - 6 new packed powder 72 - 96 base
           16 trails, 200 acres 100% open, 3 lifts
          Squaw Valley USA - Thu 6:30a 3 - 7 new packed powder 32 - 115 base
           177 trails, 4000 acres, 100% open, 16 lifts
          Sugar Bowl - Wed 6:00a packed powder 72 - 96 base 81 trails, 9 lifts
     NEVADA
          Mt Rose - Ski Tahoe - Thu 5:30a 5 - 7 new packed powder 20 - 50 base
           26 trails, 50% open, 2 lifts
     PACIFIC NORTH
     IDAHO
          Pomerelle - Wed 7:00a w packed powder 53 - 76 base 24 trails,
           580 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
          Sun Valley - Wed 7:12a packed powder 19 - 61 base 70% open, 2 lifts
     OREGON
          Anthony Lakes - Open Apr 14 & 15; Apr 14: Snow Rodeo;
           Apr 15: Appreciation Day; Info: 541-856-3277
          Mt Bachelor - Thu 5:00a packed powder 78 - 80 base 50 trails, 7 lifts
          Mt Hood Meadows - Thu 5:00a 2 new packed powder 85 - 103 base
           85% open, 6 lifts
          Timberline - Thu 4:00a 6 new powder 64 - 124 base 31 trails, 6 miles,
           1000 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
     WASHINGTON
          Mt Baker - Thu 5:30a packed powder 107 - 127 base 80% open
          Stevens Pass - Thu 5:30a 1 new packed powder 77 - 93 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 - Thu 6:00a packed powder 60 - 75 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 - Thu 4:00a packed powder 88 base 103 trails, 12 lifts
          Fernie Alpine - Thu 4:00a packed powder 90 base 106 trails,
           2504 acres, 100% open, 9 lifts
          Grouse Mountain - Thu 6:00a packed powder 95 base 16 trails, 6 lifts
     -Canada-
          Kicking Horse - Open Apr 13-16; Info: 250-439-5444
     CANADA
          Last Frontier Heliskiing - Tue 7:30p powder 268 - 379 base
           300 trails, 70% open
          Mt Washington Resort - Thu 6:00a spring snow 96 base 50 trails,
           1000 acres, 100% open, 8 lifts
          Panorama Mountain - Thu 4:09a 6 new powder 129 base 85 trails,
           10 lifts
          Sun Peaks - Thu 5:30a packed powder 70 base 71 trails, 89% open,
           6 lifts
          TLH Heliskiing - Tue 7:30p powder 145 - 220 base 100 trails, 40% open
          Whistler/Blackcomb - Thu 6:00a packed powder 84 base 200 trails,
           7071 acres, 100% open, 31 lifts
     -QC-
          Mont Sainte-Anne - Thu 5:30a spring snow 56 trails, 428 acres,
           100% open, 4 lifts
          Mont Sutton - Thu 5:00a variable 21 - 54 base 53 trails, 22 miles,
           173 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
          Owl's Head - Wed 3:45a w spring snow 10 - 24 base 27 trails,
           100% open, 4 lifts
          Ski Bromont - Thu 5:15a wet granular 21 trails, 4 lifts
          Stoneham - Open Apr 13-16
          Tremblant - Thu 6:00a spring snow 38 base 81 trails, 8 lifts
     ONTARIO
          Blue Mountain - Open Fri-Sun   Call 905-625-3006
          Horseshoe Resort - Thu 7a osr wet snow 30 base 7 trails, 32% open,
           1 lift
     ALBERTA
          Banff/ Mount Norquay - Thu 5:49a packed powder 12 - 44 base
           25 trails, 90% open, 5 lifts
          Fortress Mountain - Thu 6:00a powder 36 - 70 base 47 trails,
           100% open, 6 lifts
          Lake Louise - Thu 5:00a packed powder 35 - 55 base 94 trails,
           12 lifts
          Marmot Basin - Thu 5a alb packed powder 34 base 45 trails, 5 lifts
          Nakiska Ski Area - Thu 5:00a 7 new powder 60 base 32 trails,
           230 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
          Sunshine Village - Thu 6:00a packed powder 70 base 91 trails,
           12 lifts
     ALASKA
     ALASKA
          Eaglecrest - Open Apr 14 & 15; Apr 15: Costume Day;
           Info: 907-586-5330
 
 

SOURCE SnoCountry Worldwide
    LEBANON, N.H., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Following are the latest skiing
 conditions information as supplied by SnoCountry Reports as of Thursday,
 April 12, 2001, 9:48:18 AM 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 - No Report 04/11; Call for operating status 203-263-2203
     MAINE
          Big Squaw - Closed/Season
          Sugarloaf/USA - Thu 5:23a corn snow 68 - 108 base 126 trails,
           44 miles, 100% open, 9 lifts Apr 14-15: 13 lifts
          Sunday River - Wed 5:45p corn snow 60 - 90 base 117 trails, 45 miles,
           600 acres, 90% open, 9 lifts
     MASSACHUSETTS
          Jiminy Peak - Thu 8:20a spring snow 20 - 60 base 32 trails,
           130 acres, 70% open, 2 lifts
          Wachusett Mountain - Open Apr 14-16; Apr 15: Easter Celebration
           (egg hunt parade & more); Info: 800-754-1234
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
          Attitash Bear Peak - Thu 7:11a wet granular 40 - 80 base 39 trails,
           56% open, 2 lifts
          Bretton Woods - Thu 7:00a loose granular 32 - 68 base 66 trails,
           25 miles, 345 acres, 100% open, 6 lifts
          Cannon Mountain - Thu 7:30a wet granular 25 - 50 base 32 trails,
           78% open, 3 lifts
          Loon Mountain - Thu 7:30a spring snow 28 - 60 base 44 trails,
           20 miles, 275 acres 100% open, 4 lifts
          Mount Sunapee - Thu 6:30a spring snow 40 - 90 base 42 trails,
           163 acres, 74% open 3 lifts
          Ragged Mountain - Wed 4:30p spring snow 12 - 70 base 45 trails,
           200 acres, 100% open, 5 lifts
          Waterville Valley - Thu 7:00a spring snow 25 - 60 base 47 trails,
           90% open, 3 lifts
          Wildcat - Tue 3:45p spring snow 48 - 78 base 45 trails, 98% open,
           2 lifts
     NEW YORK
          Bristol Mountain - Wed 2:33p spring snow 25 - 55 base 21 trails,
           70% open, 1 lift
          Gore Mountain - Wed 3:50p wet granular 30 - 71 base 30 trails,
           12 miles, 141 acres, 48% open, 3 lifts
          Greek Peak - Open Thur-Sun; Info: 800-365-7669
          Holiday Valley - Wed 5:00p loose granular 12 - 60 base 6 trails,
           12% open, 1 lift
          HoliMont - Thu 7a sany spring snow 20 - 48 base 42 trails, 87% open,
           3 lifts
          Hunter Mountain - Thu 8:44a wet granular 30 - 110 base 47 trails,
           89% open, 4 lifts
          Hunt Hollow - Reopen on 04/14; Info: 800-754-7161
          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
          Snow Ridge - Open Apr 13 & 14; Info: 315-348-8456
          Song Mountain - Open Apr 13 & 14; Info: 315-696-5711
          Whiteface - Wed 2:47p loose granular 36 - 72 base 64 trails,
           17 miles, 178 acres 91% open, 5 lifts
     PENNSYLVANIA
          Seven Springs - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 814-352-7777
     VERMONT
          Ascutney Mountain - Thu 6:50a spring snow 30 - 56 base 53 trails,
           95% open, 2 lifts
          Bolton Valley - Thu 8:30a wet packed snow 50 - 80 base 31 trails,
           61% open, 4 lifts
          Bromley Mountain - Wed 9:30a spring snow 40 - 80 base 43 trails,
           175 acres, 100% open, 1 lift
          Jay Peak - Thu 7:30a loose granular 53 - 93 base 74 trails, 50 miles,
           385 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
          Killington/Pico - Thu 7:30a spring snow 55 - 110 base 147 trails,
           70 miles, 73% open, 9 lifts
          Mad River Glen - Thu 6:30a spring snow 38 - 58 base 40 trails,
           91% open, 2 lifts
          Magic Mountain - Closed/Season
          Middlebury College Snow Bowl - Closed/Season
          Mount Snow - Thu 7:34a spring snow 63 - 80 base 66 trails, 73% open,
           3 lifts Apr 14-15: 4 lifts
          Okemo Mountain - Thu 7:17a loose granular 40 - 68 base 93 trails,
           95% open, 6 lifts
          Smugglers' Notch - Wed 4:00p spring snow 33 - 86 base 63 trails,
           230 acres, 90% open, 4 lifts
          Stowe Mountain - Wed 6:00a corn snow 66 - 90 base 45 trails,
           37 miles, 94% open, 7 lifts
          Stratton Mountain - Thu 6:30a spring snow 45 - 95 base 63 trails,
           70% open, 4 lifts
          Sugarbush - Thu 8:30a loose granular 36 - 96 base 67 trails,
           33 miles, 58% open, 4 lifts
     MIDWEST
     MICHIGAN
          Boyne Mountain - Open Sat/Sun; Info: 800-496-6963
          Marquette - Open Apr 12-14; Apr 13-14: Beach Party;
           Info: 800-944-7669
          Pine Mountain - Open Apr 15; 12p-2p; Info: 906-774-2747
          Ski Brule - Wed 10:02a machine groomed snow 42 - 72 base 17 trails,
           100% open, 3 lifts
     MINNESOTA
          Afton Alps - Open Apr 14; Apr 14: Ski/Snobrd Hungar Drive;
           Info: 800-328-1328
          Lutsen Mountain - Tue 2:42p spring snow 20 - 48 base 58 trails,
           81% open, 6 lifts
     SOUTH DAKOTA
          Deer Mountain - Closed/Season
     WISCONSIN
          Granite Peak - Closed/Season
     ROCKIES
     COLORADO
          Ajax - Thu 5:00a 1 new powder 45 - 63 base 70 trails, 656 acres,
           6 lifts
          Arapahoe Basin - Thu 5:26a 6 new powder 67 base 59 trails, 5 lifts
          Beaver Creek - Thu 5:00a 5 new powder 83 base 99 trails, 1001 acres,
           62% open, 8 lifts
          Berthoud Pass - Thu 5:26a 7 new packed powder 84 base 46 trails,
           6 lifts
          Breckenridge - Thu 5:00a 1 new packed powder 63 - 87 base 139 trails,
           2043 acres 100% open, 21 lifts
          Copper Mountain - Thu 6:24a 7 new powder 75 - 86 base 96 trails,
           1581 acres 14 lifts
          Durango Mountain - Thu 6:00a 4 new spring snow 75 - 80 base
           51 trails, 770 acres 70% open, 2 lifts
          Eldora - Thu 6a csr 1 new spring snow 48 - 53 base 95% open, 4 lifts
          Keystone - Thu 5:00a 4 new powder 66 - 67 base 116 trails, 81 miles,
           1861 acres, 100% open, 16 lifts
          Loveland - Thu 5:30a 4 new powder 78 base 70 trails, 1264 acres,
           100% open, 9 lifts
          Snowmass - Thu 5:00a 1 new powder 60 - 80 base 75 trails, 2421 acres,
           17 lifts
          Steamboat - Thu 5:42a 1 - 3 new powder 54 - 85 base 141 trails,
           13 lifts
          Telluride - Thu 5:00a 5 new packed powder 70 - 74 base 65 trails,
           98% open, 12 lifts
          Vail - Thu 5:00a 5 new powder 62 - 88 base 168 trails, 4100 acres,
           80% open 22 lifts
          Winter Park - Thu 5:38a 3 - 4 new powder 79 - 88 base 103 trails,
           16 lifts
     MONTANA
          Big Sky - Thu 5:25a packed powder 54 - 83 base 95% open, 14 lifts
          Blacktail - Open Apr 14 & 15 w/ 100% of terrain open; 9a-4:30p;
           Info: 406-844-0999
          Great Divide - Open Apr 13 & 14 w/ 1200 acres of terrain open; 10a-5p
           Info: 406-447-1310
          Red Lodge - Thu 7:00a 2 new packed powder 20 - 53 base 62 trails,
           90% open, 7 lifts
     NEW MEXICO
          Pajarito - Open Apr 13-15; Info: 888-662-7669
          Ski Apache - Wed 7p nmsr spring snow 58 base 55 trails, 720 acres,
           100% open, 11 lifts
     UTAH
          Alta - Thu 4:26a 6 new powder 131 base 54 trails, 2200 acres,
           100% open, 8 lifts
          Brian Head - Thu 5a usr 1 new powder 74 - 89 base 53 trails, 6 lifts
          Brighton - Thu 5:30a 5 new packed powder 122 base 66 trails,
           850 acres, 100% open, 6 lifts
          Deer Valley - Thu 6:51a 3 new packed powder 80 base 88 trails,
           1750 acres, 100% open 19 lifts
          Park City - Thu 5:00a 5 new powder 109 base 84 trails, 11 lifts
          Snowbasin - Thu 7:42a 2 new powder 109 base 53 trails, 7 lifts
          Snowbird - Thu 5:00a 4 new packed powder 131 base 82 trails,
           2500 acres, 100% open, 9 lifts
          Solitude - Thu 5a usr 4 new powder 118 base 63 trails, 7 lifts
          The Canyons - Thu 6a usr 3 new packed powder 87 - 90 base 52 trails,
           7 lifts
     WYOMING
          Big Horn - Open Apr 12-15; Apr 12: Skier Appreciation Day;
           Apr 14: Easter
          Egg Hunt; Info: 307-366-2600
          Grand Targhee - Thu 5:30a packed powder 44 - 113 base 62 trails,
           30 miles, 1500 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
          Snowy Range - Thu 6:00a 10 new packed powder 35 base 27 trails,
           100% open, 4 lifts
          White Pine - Thu 6:00a 3 new packed powder 62 base 25 trails,
           100% open, 2 lifts
     PACIFIC SOUTH
     CALIFORNIA
          Alpine Meadows - Thu 6:00a 3 new packed powder 60 - 120 base
           77% open, 8 lifts
          Bear Valley - Wed 6:30a packed powder 48 - 96 base 58 trails,
           1088 acres, 85% open, 7 lifts
          Big Bear - Thu 6:25a packed powder 15 - 39 base 23 trails, 8 lifts
          Boreal - Thu 5:30a 2 - 6 new packed powder 72 - 96 base 36 trails,
           5 lifts
          Donner Ski Ranch - Wed 7:00a packed powder 75 - 80 base 50% open,
           3 lifts
          Heavenly - Thu 6:30a 5 - 9 new powder 22 - 50 base 50 trails,
           60% open, 13 lifts
          June - Thu 6:00a packed powder 65 - 85 base 36 trails, 500 acres,
           100% open, 6 lifts
          Kirkwood - Thu 5:13a 12 new packed powder 70 - 120 base 65 trails,
           2300 acres, 100% open, 11 lifts
          Mammoth - Thu 6:00a 2 new spring snow 72 - 84 base 150 trails,
           28 lifts
          Mountain High - Thu 6:00a packed powder 28 - 46 base 30 trails,
           60% open, 5 lifts
          Mt Shasta - Wed 5:53a packed powder 32 - 60 base 29 trails, 4 lifts
          Northstar at Tahoe - Thu 6:30a 3 - 6 new packed powder 42 - 66 base
           51 trails, 10 lifts
          Royal Gorge - Thu 1:00a packed powder 72 - 81 base 80 trails,
           85% open, 4 lifts
          Sierra at Tahoe - Thu 6:00a 8 new packed powder 54 - 108 base
           38 trails, 4 lifts
          Sierra Summit - Wed 8:10a w powder 72 base 38 trails, 4 lifts
          Snow Summit - Thu 5:30a packed powder 18 - 40 base 26 trails, 9 lifts
          Snow Valley - Wed 9:45p packed powder 18 - 30 base 23 trails, 3 lifts
          Soda Springs - Thu 5:30a 2 - 6 new packed powder 72 - 96 base
           16 trails, 200 acres 100% open, 3 lifts
          Squaw Valley USA - Thu 6:30a 3 - 7 new packed powder 32 - 115 base
           177 trails, 4000 acres, 100% open, 16 lifts
          Sugar Bowl - Wed 6:00a packed powder 72 - 96 base 81 trails, 9 lifts
     NEVADA
          Mt Rose - Ski Tahoe - Thu 5:30a 5 - 7 new packed powder 20 - 50 base
           26 trails, 50% open, 2 lifts
     PACIFIC NORTH
     IDAHO
          Pomerelle - Wed 7:00a w packed powder 53 - 76 base 24 trails,
           580 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
          Sun Valley - Wed 7:12a packed powder 19 - 61 base 70% open, 2 lifts
     OREGON
          Anthony Lakes - Open Apr 14 & 15; Apr 14: Snow Rodeo;
           Apr 15: Appreciation Day; Info: 541-856-3277
          Mt Bachelor - Thu 5:00a packed powder 78 - 80 base 50 trails, 7 lifts
          Mt Hood Meadows - Thu 5:00a 2 new packed powder 85 - 103 base
           85% open, 6 lifts
          Timberline - Thu 4:00a 6 new powder 64 - 124 base 31 trails, 6 miles,
           1000 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
     WASHINGTON
          Mt Baker - Thu 5:30a packed powder 107 - 127 base 80% open
          Stevens Pass - Thu 5:30a 1 new packed powder 77 - 93 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 - Thu 6:00a packed powder 60 - 75 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 - Thu 4:00a packed powder 88 base 103 trails, 12 lifts
          Fernie Alpine - Thu 4:00a packed powder 90 base 106 trails,
           2504 acres, 100% open, 9 lifts
          Grouse Mountain - Thu 6:00a packed powder 95 base 16 trails, 6 lifts
     -Canada-
          Kicking Horse - Open Apr 13-16; Info: 250-439-5444
     CANADA
          Last Frontier Heliskiing - Tue 7:30p powder 268 - 379 base
           300 trails, 70% open
          Mt Washington Resort - Thu 6:00a spring snow 96 base 50 trails,
           1000 acres, 100% open, 8 lifts
          Panorama Mountain - Thu 4:09a 6 new powder 129 base 85 trails,
           10 lifts
          Sun Peaks - Thu 5:30a packed powder 70 base 71 trails, 89% open,
           6 lifts
          TLH Heliskiing - Tue 7:30p powder 145 - 220 base 100 trails, 40% open
          Whistler/Blackcomb - Thu 6:00a packed powder 84 base 200 trails,
           7071 acres, 100% open, 31 lifts
     -QC-
          Mont Sainte-Anne - Thu 5:30a spring snow 56 trails, 428 acres,
           100% open, 4 lifts
          Mont Sutton - Thu 5:00a variable 21 - 54 base 53 trails, 22 miles,
           173 acres 100% open, 5 lifts
          Owl's Head - Wed 3:45a w spring snow 10 - 24 base 27 trails,
           100% open, 4 lifts
          Ski Bromont - Thu 5:15a wet granular 21 trails, 4 lifts
          Stoneham - Open Apr 13-16
          Tremblant - Thu 6:00a spring snow 38 base 81 trails, 8 lifts
     ONTARIO
          Blue Mountain - Open Fri-Sun   Call 905-625-3006
          Horseshoe Resort - Thu 7a osr wet snow 30 base 7 trails, 32% open,
           1 lift
     ALBERTA
          Banff/ Mount Norquay - Thu 5:49a packed powder 12 - 44 base
           25 trails, 90% open, 5 lifts
          Fortress Mountain - Thu 6:00a powder 36 - 70 base 47 trails,
           100% open, 6 lifts
          Lake Louise - Thu 5:00a packed powder 35 - 55 base 94 trails,
           12 lifts
          Marmot Basin - Thu 5a alb packed powder 34 base 45 trails, 5 lifts
          Nakiska Ski Area - Thu 5:00a 7 new powder 60 base 32 trails,
           230 acres, 100% open, 4 lifts
          Sunshine Village - Thu 6:00a packed powder 70 base 91 trails,
           12 lifts
     ALASKA
     ALASKA
          Eaglecrest - Open Apr 14 & 15; Apr 15: Costume Day;
           Info: 907-586-5330
 
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