SnoCountry Reports Latest Skiing Conditions Information

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from SnoCountry Worldwide

    LEBANON, N.H., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Following are the latest skiing
 conditions information as supplied by SnoCountry Reports as of
 Thursday, April 19 2001, 5:55:06 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 - Closed/Season
     MAINE
          Sugarloaf/USA - Thu 12:51a spring snow 60 - 98 base 126 trails,
           100% open, 6 lifts
          Sunday River - Wed 10:13a spring snow 60 - 90 base 91 trails,
           72% open, 4 lifts
     MASSACHUSETTS
          Jiminy Peak - Wed 8:30a spring snow 15 - 40 base 25 trails,
           110 acres, 70% open, 2 lifts
          Wachusett Mountain - Open Apr 21-22; Info: 800-754-1234
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
          Loon Mountain - Thu 3:00a spring snow 15 - 40 base 44 trails,
           275 acres, 100% open 3 lifts
          Mount Sunapee - Wed 3:30p spring snow 40 - 85 base 26 trails,
           116 acres, 57% open 2 lifts
          Wildcat - Wed 4:00p loose granular 40 - 60 base 45 trails,
           98% open, 2 lifts
     NEW YORK
          Gore Mountain - Open Apr 21 & 22; Apr 21-22: Spring Fling;
           Call 800-342-1234
          HoliMont - Open Apr 21-22; Info: 716-699-4720
          Mt Van Hoevenberg - Open Apr 20-22; Info: 800-462-6236
          Whiteface - Open Apr 20-22; Apr 21: Pond Skimming Contest; Info:
          800-462-6236
     VERMONT
          Ascutney Mountain - Wed 12:12p spring snow 20 - 50 base 53 trails,
           95% open, 2 lifts Apr 21/22: 56 trails, 3 lifts, 150 acres, 100%
          Jay Peak - Wed 11:00p loose granular 53 - 93 base 74 trails,
           100% open, 4 lifts
          Killington/Pico - Wed 4:00p spring snow 50 - 100 base 90 trails,
           42 miles, 48% open, 3 lifts Apr 21: 140 trails, 5 lifts
          Mad River Glen - Wed 3:45p spring snow 36 - 58 base 31 trails,
           70% open, 1 lift
          Okemo Mountain - Wed 2:36p loose granular 38 - 52 base 92 trails,
           94% open, 5 lifts
          Smugglers' Notch - Wed 3:00p spring snow 22 - 74 base 26 trails,
           100 acres, 38% open, 1 lift
          Stowe Mountain - Wed 6:40a spring snow 58 - 84 base 32 trails,
           25 miles, 67% open 4 lifts
          Sugarbush - Open Apr 21 & 22; Info: 802-583-7669
 
     MIDWEST
     MICHIGAN
          Marquette - Open Apr 21-22; Info: 800-944-7669
          Ski Brule - Wed 7:55p spring snow 40 - 72 base 12 trails, 71% open,
           2 lifts
 
     ROCKIES
     COLORADO
          Ajax - Wed 5:00a spring snow 53 - 58 base 70 trails, 656 acres,
           5 lifts
          Arapahoe Basin - Wed 5:00a spring snow 59 base 59 trails, 490 acres,
           100% open, 5 lifts
          Berthoud Pass - Wed 4:34a spring snow 82 base 47 trails, 6 lifts
          Breckenridge - Wed 4:30a spring snow 55 - 73 base 115 trails,
           90% open, 21 lifts
          Copper Mountain - Wed 2:00p spring snow 65 - 73 base 94 trails,
           9 lifts
          Keystone - Wed 4:30a spring snow 59 - 60 base 57 trails, 38% open,
           6 lifts
          Loveland - Wed 5:30a spring snow 67 base 63 trails, 1198 acres,
           93% open, 5 lifts
          Snowmass - Wed 5:00a spring snow 53 - 73 base 75 trails, 2421 acres,
           14 lifts
          Vail - Wed 4:30a spring snow 53 - 75 base 138 trails, 53% open,
           9 lifts
          Winter Park - Wed 5:20a spring snow 70 - 79 base 103 trails, 16 lifts
     MONTANA
          Blacktail - Open Apr 21-22 w/ 100% of terrain open; 9:30a-4:30p;
           Info: 406-844-0999
     UTAH
          Alta - Wed 5:15a spring snow 115 base 54 trails, 2200 acres,
           100% open, 8 lifts
          Brian Head - Wed 7:45a spring snow 74 base 53 trails, 500 acres,
           100% open, 7 lifts
          Brighton - Wed 6:00a spring snow 108 base 66 trails, 850 acres,
           100% open, 6 lifts
          Snowbasin - Wed 7:30a spring snow 104 base 48 trails, 75% open,
           5 lifts
          Snowbird - Wed 5:00a spring snow 116 base 82 trails, 2500 acres,
           100% open, 8 lifts
          Solitude - Wed 7:00a spring snow 100 base 63 trails, 98% open,
           5 lifts
 
     PACIFIC SOUTH
     CALIFORNIA
          Alpine Meadows - Wed 6:00a spring snow 53 - 102 base 75 trails,
           77% open, 9 lifts
          Big Bear - Wed 8:17a spring snow 12 - 36 base 22 trails, 6 lifts
          Boreal - Wed 5:30a packed powder 72 - 96 base 36 trails, 5 lifts
          Donner Ski Ranch - Wed 6:23a spring snow 70 - 75 base 22 trails,
           2 lifts
          Heavenly - Wed 6:00a spring snow 18 - 46 base 60% open
          June - Wed 6:00a spring snow 57 - 77 base 36 trails, 6 lifts
          Kirkwood - Wed 5:13a spring snow 70 - 120 base 65 trails, 11 lifts
          Mammoth - Wed 1:15p spring snow 72 - 84 base 150 trails, 3500 acres,
           100% open, 27 lifts
          Mountain High - Wed 5:45a spring snow 12 - 36 base 27 trails,
           50% open, 5 lifts
          Northstar at Tahoe - Wed 5:30a spring snow 29 - 61 base 52 trails,
           10 lifts
          Sierra at Tahoe - Wed 6:00a spring snow 36 - 88 base 35 trails,
           4 lifts
          Sierra Summit - Wed 8:00a spring snow 48 base 38 trails, 4 lifts
          Snow Summit - Wed 5:32a spring snow 12 - 30 base 11 trails, 6 lifts
          Snow Valley - Tue 11:42p spring snow 12 - 24 base 16 trails, 3 lifts
          Soda Springs - Wed 5:30a packed powder 72 - 96 base 16 trails,
           200 acres, 100% open 3 lifts
          Squaw Valley USA - Wed 6:30a spring snow 23 - 98 base 90 trails,
           80% open, 14 lifts
          Sugar Bowl - Wed 5:45a spring snow 60 - 84 base 83 trails, 95% open,
           6 lifts
     NEVADA
          Mt Rose - Ski Tahoe - Wed 6:39a w spring snow 20 - 50 base 26 trails,
           50% open, 2 lifts
 
     PACIFIC NORTH
     IDAHO
          Sun Valley - Wed 7:52a spring snow 17 - 57 base 25% open, 1 lift
     OREGON
          Mt Bachelor - Wed 5:00a spring snow 80 - 84 base 50 trails, 7 lifts
          Mt Hood Meadows - Wed 5:00a spring snow 77 - 88 base 80% open,
           6 lifts
          Timberline - Wed 6:47a spring snow 60 - 121 base 31 trails, 3 lifts
     WASHINGTON
          Mt Baker - Open Fri-Sun through Apr 29; Info: 360-671-0211
          The Summit at Snoqualmie - Open Apr 21-22; Alpental, 9a-5p;
           Info: 206-236-1600
          White Pass - Wed 6:20a spring snow 54 - 74 base 32 trails
 
     CANADA
     BRITISH COLUMBIA
          Fernie Alpine - Wed 8:00a spring snow 80 base 104 trails, 10 lifts
          Grouse Mountain - Wed 6:00a spring snow 95 base 14 trails, 4 lifts
          Last Frontier Heliskiing - Tue 7:30p powder 268 - 379 base
           300 trails, 70% open
          Mt Washington Resort - Open Apr 20-22; Apr 20: Food Bank/Ski Free
           Benefit Day; Info: 250-619-0550
          Panorama Mountain - Wed 5:00a spring snow 90 base 85 trails, 10 lifts
          Whistler/Blackcomb - Wed 6:00a spring snow 91 base 200 trails,
           7071 acres, 100% open, 32 lifts
     -QC-
          Mont Sainte-Anne - Thu 5:00a spring snow 55 trails, 427 acres,
           99% open, 4 lifts
          Mont Sutton - Wed 5:00a spring snow 21 - 53 base 53 trails, 22 miles,
           173 acres 100% open, 2 lifts
          Tremblant - Wed 6:00a spring snow 32 trails, 5 lifts
     ALBERTA
          Fortress Mountain - Wed 6:00a spring snow 32 - 60 base 37 trails,
           79% open, 5 lifts
          Lake Louise - Wed 5:00a spring snow 34 - 57 base 94 trails, 12 lifts
          Marmot Basin - Wed 8:00a packed powder 33 base 45 trails, 5 lifts
          Sunshine Village - Wed 4:00a powder 66 base 91 trails, 3168 acres,
           100% open 12 lifts
     ALASKA
     ALASKA
          Alyeska Resort - Open Apr 21-22; Apr 20-22: Spring Carnival;
           Info: 907-754-7669
 
 

SOURCE SnoCountry Worldwide
    LEBANON, N.H., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Following are the latest skiing
 conditions information as supplied by SnoCountry Reports as of
 Thursday, April 19 2001, 5:55:06 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 - Closed/Season
     MAINE
          Sugarloaf/USA - Thu 12:51a spring snow 60 - 98 base 126 trails,
           100% open, 6 lifts
          Sunday River - Wed 10:13a spring snow 60 - 90 base 91 trails,
           72% open, 4 lifts
     MASSACHUSETTS
          Jiminy Peak - Wed 8:30a spring snow 15 - 40 base 25 trails,
           110 acres, 70% open, 2 lifts
          Wachusett Mountain - Open Apr 21-22; Info: 800-754-1234
     NEW HAMPSHIRE
          Loon Mountain - Thu 3:00a spring snow 15 - 40 base 44 trails,
           275 acres, 100% open 3 lifts
          Mount Sunapee - Wed 3:30p spring snow 40 - 85 base 26 trails,
           116 acres, 57% open 2 lifts
          Wildcat - Wed 4:00p loose granular 40 - 60 base 45 trails,
           98% open, 2 lifts
     NEW YORK
          Gore Mountain - Open Apr 21 & 22; Apr 21-22: Spring Fling;
           Call 800-342-1234
          HoliMont - Open Apr 21-22; Info: 716-699-4720
          Mt Van Hoevenberg - Open Apr 20-22; Info: 800-462-6236
          Whiteface - Open Apr 20-22; Apr 21: Pond Skimming Contest; Info:
          800-462-6236
     VERMONT
          Ascutney Mountain - Wed 12:12p spring snow 20 - 50 base 53 trails,
           95% open, 2 lifts Apr 21/22: 56 trails, 3 lifts, 150 acres, 100%
          Jay Peak - Wed 11:00p loose granular 53 - 93 base 74 trails,
           100% open, 4 lifts
          Killington/Pico - Wed 4:00p spring snow 50 - 100 base 90 trails,
           42 miles, 48% open, 3 lifts Apr 21: 140 trails, 5 lifts
          Mad River Glen - Wed 3:45p spring snow 36 - 58 base 31 trails,
           70% open, 1 lift
          Okemo Mountain - Wed 2:36p loose granular 38 - 52 base 92 trails,
           94% open, 5 lifts
          Smugglers' Notch - Wed 3:00p spring snow 22 - 74 base 26 trails,
           100 acres, 38% open, 1 lift
          Stowe Mountain - Wed 6:40a spring snow 58 - 84 base 32 trails,
           25 miles, 67% open 4 lifts
          Sugarbush - Open Apr 21 & 22; Info: 802-583-7669
 
     MIDWEST
     MICHIGAN
          Marquette - Open Apr 21-22; Info: 800-944-7669
          Ski Brule - Wed 7:55p spring snow 40 - 72 base 12 trails, 71% open,
           2 lifts
 
     ROCKIES
     COLORADO
          Ajax - Wed 5:00a spring snow 53 - 58 base 70 trails, 656 acres,
           5 lifts
          Arapahoe Basin - Wed 5:00a spring snow 59 base 59 trails, 490 acres,
           100% open, 5 lifts
          Berthoud Pass - Wed 4:34a spring snow 82 base 47 trails, 6 lifts
          Breckenridge - Wed 4:30a spring snow 55 - 73 base 115 trails,
           90% open, 21 lifts
          Copper Mountain - Wed 2:00p spring snow 65 - 73 base 94 trails,
           9 lifts
          Keystone - Wed 4:30a spring snow 59 - 60 base 57 trails, 38% open,
           6 lifts
          Loveland - Wed 5:30a spring snow 67 base 63 trails, 1198 acres,
           93% open, 5 lifts
          Snowmass - Wed 5:00a spring snow 53 - 73 base 75 trails, 2421 acres,
           14 lifts
          Vail - Wed 4:30a spring snow 53 - 75 base 138 trails, 53% open,
           9 lifts
          Winter Park - Wed 5:20a spring snow 70 - 79 base 103 trails, 16 lifts
     MONTANA
          Blacktail - Open Apr 21-22 w/ 100% of terrain open; 9:30a-4:30p;
           Info: 406-844-0999
     UTAH
          Alta - Wed 5:15a spring snow 115 base 54 trails, 2200 acres,
           100% open, 8 lifts
          Brian Head - Wed 7:45a spring snow 74 base 53 trails, 500 acres,
           100% open, 7 lifts
          Brighton - Wed 6:00a spring snow 108 base 66 trails, 850 acres,
           100% open, 6 lifts
          Snowbasin - Wed 7:30a spring snow 104 base 48 trails, 75% open,
           5 lifts
          Snowbird - Wed 5:00a spring snow 116 base 82 trails, 2500 acres,
           100% open, 8 lifts
          Solitude - Wed 7:00a spring snow 100 base 63 trails, 98% open,
           5 lifts
 
     PACIFIC SOUTH
     CALIFORNIA
          Alpine Meadows - Wed 6:00a spring snow 53 - 102 base 75 trails,
           77% open, 9 lifts
          Big Bear - Wed 8:17a spring snow 12 - 36 base 22 trails, 6 lifts
          Boreal - Wed 5:30a packed powder 72 - 96 base 36 trails, 5 lifts
          Donner Ski Ranch - Wed 6:23a spring snow 70 - 75 base 22 trails,
           2 lifts
          Heavenly - Wed 6:00a spring snow 18 - 46 base 60% open
          June - Wed 6:00a spring snow 57 - 77 base 36 trails, 6 lifts
          Kirkwood - Wed 5:13a spring snow 70 - 120 base 65 trails, 11 lifts
          Mammoth - Wed 1:15p spring snow 72 - 84 base 150 trails, 3500 acres,
           100% open, 27 lifts
          Mountain High - Wed 5:45a spring snow 12 - 36 base 27 trails,
           50% open, 5 lifts
          Northstar at Tahoe - Wed 5:30a spring snow 29 - 61 base 52 trails,
           10 lifts
          Sierra at Tahoe - Wed 6:00a spring snow 36 - 88 base 35 trails,
           4 lifts
          Sierra Summit - Wed 8:00a spring snow 48 base 38 trails, 4 lifts
          Snow Summit - Wed 5:32a spring snow 12 - 30 base 11 trails, 6 lifts
          Snow Valley - Tue 11:42p spring snow 12 - 24 base 16 trails, 3 lifts
          Soda Springs - Wed 5:30a packed powder 72 - 96 base 16 trails,
           200 acres, 100% open 3 lifts
          Squaw Valley USA - Wed 6:30a spring snow 23 - 98 base 90 trails,
           80% open, 14 lifts
          Sugar Bowl - Wed 5:45a spring snow 60 - 84 base 83 trails, 95% open,
           6 lifts
     NEVADA
          Mt Rose - Ski Tahoe - Wed 6:39a w spring snow 20 - 50 base 26 trails,
           50% open, 2 lifts
 
     PACIFIC NORTH
     IDAHO
          Sun Valley - Wed 7:52a spring snow 17 - 57 base 25% open, 1 lift
     OREGON
          Mt Bachelor - Wed 5:00a spring snow 80 - 84 base 50 trails, 7 lifts
          Mt Hood Meadows - Wed 5:00a spring snow 77 - 88 base 80% open,
           6 lifts
          Timberline - Wed 6:47a spring snow 60 - 121 base 31 trails, 3 lifts
     WASHINGTON
          Mt Baker - Open Fri-Sun through Apr 29; Info: 360-671-0211
          The Summit at Snoqualmie - Open Apr 21-22; Alpental, 9a-5p;
           Info: 206-236-1600
          White Pass - Wed 6:20a spring snow 54 - 74 base 32 trails
 
     CANADA
     BRITISH COLUMBIA
          Fernie Alpine - Wed 8:00a spring snow 80 base 104 trails, 10 lifts
          Grouse Mountain - Wed 6:00a spring snow 95 base 14 trails, 4 lifts
          Last Frontier Heliskiing - Tue 7:30p powder 268 - 379 base
           300 trails, 70% open
          Mt Washington Resort - Open Apr 20-22; Apr 20: Food Bank/Ski Free
           Benefit Day; Info: 250-619-0550
          Panorama Mountain - Wed 5:00a spring snow 90 base 85 trails, 10 lifts
          Whistler/Blackcomb - Wed 6:00a spring snow 91 base 200 trails,
           7071 acres, 100% open, 32 lifts
     -QC-
          Mont Sainte-Anne - Thu 5:00a spring snow 55 trails, 427 acres,
           99% open, 4 lifts
          Mont Sutton - Wed 5:00a spring snow 21 - 53 base 53 trails, 22 miles,
           173 acres 100% open, 2 lifts
          Tremblant - Wed 6:00a spring snow 32 trails, 5 lifts
     ALBERTA
          Fortress Mountain - Wed 6:00a spring snow 32 - 60 base 37 trails,
           79% open, 5 lifts
          Lake Louise - Wed 5:00a spring snow 34 - 57 base 94 trails, 12 lifts
          Marmot Basin - Wed 8:00a packed powder 33 base 45 trails, 5 lifts
          Sunshine Village - Wed 4:00a powder 66 base 91 trails, 3168 acres,
           100% open 12 lifts
     ALASKA
     ALASKA
          Alyeska Resort - Open Apr 21-22; Apr 20-22: Spring Carnival;
           Info: 907-754-7669
 
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