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Friday’s Ski Report

December 5, 1997

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) _ Latest Snow Conditions Information as Supplied By SnoCountry Mountain Reports.

Skiing conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier traffic and other factors. Be aware of changing conditions.

NORTHEAST

Connecticut

Mohawk _ packed powder 10-45 base 5 trails 3 lifts 8:30a-10p

Woodbury _ wet snow 6-35 base 3 trails 2 lifts 10a-10p; Sat: 9a-10p

Maine

Eaton Mtn _ machine groomed snow 12-18 base 8 trails 1 lift sm 3 miles 3p-10p Dec 6: 10trls

Lost Valley _ Plan to open Dec 12

New Hermon Mt. _ packed powder 6-12 base 2 trails 1 lift sm 3p-10p

Saddleback _ Plan to re-open Dec 6; call: 207-864-3380

Shawnee Peak _ Plan to open Dec 6 w/11trls/3lfts

Sugarloaf/USA _ packed powder 20-36 base 40 trails 4 lifts 20 miles xc: 40km 9a-3:50p Dec 6: 50trls/7lfts

Sunday River _ packed powder 20-54 base 58 trails 9 lifts sm 24.5 miles 297 acres 46% open 9a-4p; wknd: 8a-4p Dec 6: 60trls/11lfts & 1/2 pipe

Massachusetts

Bousquet _ loose granular 28-36 base 11 trails 2 lifts 9a-10p

Brodie _ packed powder 10-35 base 10 trails 3 lifts 4.1 miles 8:30a-11p Dec 6: 4lfts

Butternut Basin _ Plan to re-open Dec 6; call: 800-438-SNOW

Catamount _ Plan to re-open Dec 6 w/5trls/3lfts

Jiminy Peak _ packed powder 10-32 base 15 trails 3 lifts 9a-10:30p

Mt. Tom _ Plan to re-open Dec 6; call: 413-536-0416

Nashoba Valley _ packed powder 6-24 base 2 trails 2 lifts 9a-10p; wknd: 8:30a-10p

Wachusett _ wet snow 12-25 base 3 trails 2 lifts 20 acres 9a-10p Dec 6: 4trls/3lfts

New Hampshire

Attitash Bear Peak _ packed powder 10-40 base 23 trails 5 lifts 5 miles 9a-4p; wknd: 8a-4p

Bretton Woods _ packed powder 12-36 base 33 trails 4 lifts sm 200 acres 100% open xc: 66km 9a-4p; wknd: 8:30a-4p Dec 6: 5lfts

Cannon Mtn _ Plan to re-open Dec 6 w/31trls/5lfts/80%/Tram

Cranmore _ packed powder 6-24 base 3 trails 1 lift 8% open 9a-4p

Gunstock _ packed powder 6-18 base 10 trails 4 lifts 9a-4p

Loon Mtn _ packed powder 16-36 base 21 trails 6 lifts sm 8:30a-4p Dec 6: 24trls/5lfts

Mt. Sunapee _ Plan to open Dec 6; call: 603-763-4020

Ragged Mtn _ packed powder 10-24 base 4 trails 3 lifts 9a-4p; wknds: 8:30a-4p Dec 6: 7trls/6lfts

Tenney _ packed powder 8-24 base 3 trails 1 lift 9a-4p

Waterville Valley _ machine groomed snow 12-21 base 18 trails 3 lifts xc:25km 9a-3:45p Dec 6: 20trls/5lfts

Wildcat _ packed powder 12-40 base 15 trails 3 lifts sm 90% open 9a-3:30p

New Jersey

Craigmeur _ Plan to open Dec 13

Vernon Valley/Great Gorge _ Plan to open Dec 13

New York

Belleayre Mountain _ loose granular 2-17 base 9 trails 1 lift 9a-4p Dec 6: 12trls/3lfts

Bristol Mountain _ frozen granular 4-10 base 2 trails 1 lift 9a-4p

Cockaigne _ Plan to re-open soon; call: 716-287-3223

Four Seasons _ Operating for snow tubing; 10a-5p

Gore Mtn _ packed powder 12-30 base 11 trails 4 lifts 8 miles xc: 6km 8:30a-4p Dec 6: 21trls/5lfts/11miles

Greek Peak _ loose granular 6-18 base 5 trails 2 lifts 9:30a-5p Dec 6: 9trls/3lfts

Holiday Mtn _ Plan to open Dec 13

Holiday Valley _ loose granular 4-15 base 4 trails 3 lifts 9:30a-10:30p

Holimont _ Plan to re-open Dec 6; call: 716-699-4720

Hunter Mtn _ hard packed 14-56 base 36 trails 9 lifts 9a-4p

Kissing Bridge _ Plan to open Dec 12, call 716-592-4963

Labrador Mtn _ Plan to open Dec 6; call:607-842-6221

Peek’n Peak _ packed powder 6-20 base 2 trails 2 lifts sm 9:30a-10:30p

Royal Mountain _ Plan to open Dec 13; call: 518-835-6445

Scotch Valley _ Plan to re-open Dec 6; 9a-4p

Ski Plattekill _ Plan to open Dec 13

Ski Windham _ loose granular 8-40 base 19 trails 4 lifts 8 miles 135 acres 63% open 9a-4p

Snow Ridge _ Plan to re-open Dec 6; call: 315-348-8456

Song Mountain _ Plan to re-open Dec 6

Sterling Forest _ Plan to open Dec 13

Titus Mountain _ wet packed snow 25-30 base 14 trails 4 lifts sm 9a-10p

Toggenburg _ Not operating; call: 315-446-6666

Whiteface Mtn _ wet granular 6-36 base 13 trails 4 lifts sm 1.13 miles 16 acres 29% open 8:30a-4p Dec 6: 15trls/5lfts

Pennsylvania

Big Boulder _ packed powder 31-43 base 8 trails 2 lifts 12p-10p

Blue Knob _ Plan to re-open Dec 6; call:814-239-5111

Blue Mountain _ wet packed snow 15-20 base 4 trails 2 lifts 8:30a-10p

Camelback _ Plan to re-open Dec 6; w/6trls/3lfts & 1/2 pipe

Elk Mountain _ Plan to open Dec 9 w/4trls & 2lfts; 8:30a-4:30p

Jack Frost _ Plan to open Dec 13; call:800-475-7669

Seven Springs _ loose granular 6-18 base 4 trails 4 lifts sm 9a-10p

Shawnee Mtn _ Plan to re-open Dec 6 w/3trls/2lfts

Ski Sawmill _ Plan to open Dec 8; call: 800-532-7669

Rhode Island

Yawgoo Valley _ Plan to open Dec 6; call: 401-294-3802

Vermont

Ascutney _ Plan to re-open Dec 6 w/25trls & 4lfts

Bolton _ packed powder 6-26 base 3 trails 1 lift sm XC:100km 9a-4p Dec 6: 20trls/4lfts; T2B

Bromley _ loose granular 10-24 base 19 trails 3 lifts 9a-4p; wknd: 8:30a-4p Dec 6: 24trls/5lfts

Burke Mountain _ packed powder 30 base 22 trails 2 lifts 74% open Dec 6: Lower mtn

Haystack _ Plan to open Dec 20

Jay Peak _ loose granular 15-45 base 57 trails 4 lifts 9a-4p Dec 6: 6lfts

Killington _ packed powder 20-50 base 115 trails 15 lifts 40 miles 9a-4p; wknd: 8a-4p Dec 6: 125trls/22lfts/42mi & 1/2 pipe

Mad River Glen _ 1- new variable 6-40 base 18 trails 1 lift 80 acres 41% open 9a-4p Dec 6: 34trls/2lfts/77%

Middlebury College Snow Bowl _ wet packed snow 2-24 base 1 trail 1 lift sm xc: 10km

Mount Snow _ loose granular 12-36 base 81 trails 7 lifts 34.5 miles 9a-4p Dec 7: 90trls/16lfts/38mi

Okemo _ loose granular 16-32 base 68 trails 7 lifts sm 26 miles 70% open xc: 5km 9a-4p; wknd: 8a-4p

Pico Mtn Killington _ packed powder 15-22 base 12 trails 2 lifts 4 miles 9a-4p; wknd: 8a-4p

Quechee _ Plan to open Dec 13

Smugglers’ Notch _ packed powder 2-30 base 23 trails 3 lifts sm 7 miles 75 acres 36% open 8:30a-4p Dec 6: 27trls/4lfts

Stowe _ packed powder 10-42 base 24 trails 4 lifts sm 17 miles 202 acres xc: open 8a-4p

Stratton _ loose granular 15-30 base 50 trails 5 lifts 221 acres xc: 8km

Sugarbush _ packed powder 24-52 base 59 trails 10 lifts 27 miles 9a-4p Dec 6: 65+trls/12lfts/30mi

SOUTHEAST

Maryland

Wisp _ loose granular 30 base 5 trails 2 lifts 12p-9p Dec 6: 5trls/3lfts

North Carolina

Hawksnest _ packed powder 2-30 base 3 trails 2 lifts sm 12:30p-2a

Sapphire Valley _ Plan to open Dec 12 w/2trls

Ski Beech _ loose granular 10-20 base 5 trails 3 lifts

Sugar Mtn _ packed powder 10-30 base 4 trails 1 lift sm 9a-10p Dec 6: 5trls/2lfts/2mi

Tennessee

Ober Gatlinburg _ Plan to open Dec 12; call: 800-251-9209

West Virginia

Canaan Valley _ packed powder 24-50 base 3 trails 1 lift sm 9a-4:30p

Snowshoe Mountain _ 1- new frozen granular 24-48 base 13 trails 5 lifts sm 8:30a-4:30p; Silvercreek til 10p

MIDWEST

Illinois

Chestnut Mtn _ Plan to open Dec 6

Four Lakes _ Plan to open soon; call: 708-964-2550

Villa Olivia _ Plan to open soon; call: 708-289-SNOW

Iowa

Sundown _ Plan to open Dec 6 w/30%

Michigan

Big Powderhorn _ Plan to open Dec 6

Blackjack _ 9- new packed powder 30 base 4 trails 2 lifts

Boyne Highlands _ 2- new packed powder 9 trails 4 lifts sm xc: 15km

Boyne Mountain _ 2- new packed powder 60 base 9 trails 4 lifts sm

Caberfae Peaks _ Plan to open Dec 5 w/4trls & 2lfts/ 45%; All abil

Crystal Mountain _ 2- new packed powder 15-28 base 2 trails 2 lifts 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-6p

Indianhead _ 10-12 new packed powder 36 base 5 trails 3 lifts sm 9a-4p

Marquette Mtn. _ packed powder 12-24 base 3 trails 2 lifts 9a-5p

Norway Mountain _ packed powder 18-20 base 6 trails 2 lifts wknds only

Nubs Nob _ packed powder 17-55 base 11 trails 2 lifts 9a-4:30p

Pine Mountain _ packed powder 32 base 4 trails 2 lifts sm 9a-4p

Porcupine Mtns _ Plan to open Dec 19

Shanty Creek _ Plan to open Dec 6; call: 1-800-678-4111

Silver Mountain _ Operates Thur-Sun; call: 906-643-7578

Ski Brule _ 3- new packed powder 36 base 7 trails 4 lifts sm 9a-4p

Treetops Sylvan _ Plan to re-open Dec 5 w/3trls & 2lfts 3:30p-9p

Minnesota

Afton Alps _ packed powder 6-18 base 30 trails 12 lifts sm 9a-10p

Andes Tower Hills _ Operate Thur-Sun; call: 320-965-2455

Buck Hill _ packed powder 6-24 base 12 trails 10 lifts 3p-10p

Buena Vista _ 2- new packed powder 12-26 base 6 trails 3 lifts sm 4p-9p; wknd: 10a-9p

Coffee Mill _ Plan to open Dec 6

Giants Ridge _ Plan to re-open Dec 6

Hyland Hills _ packed powder 6-18 base 10a-9p

Lutsen Mtn _ packed powder 16-32 base 21 trails 5 lifts sm

Mount Frontenac _ Plan to re-open Dec 5 w/4trls/2lfts/30% 4:30p-10p

Mount Kato _ packed powder 8-24 base 9 trails 3 lifts sm 9:30a-10p

Powder Ridge _ packed powder 10-24 base sm 9a-10p

Quadna _ No report; Call 218-697-8444

Spirit Mountain _ Plan to re-open Dec 6 w/4trls/2lfts & Beg area

Welch Village _ packed powder 15-30 base sm 9a-10p

Ohio

Alpine Valley _ Plan to open soon; call: 440-285-2211

Spicy Run Mtn _ Plan to open Dec 12 w/3trls&2lfts; Beg/Int

Wisconsin

Alpine Valley Resort _ Plan to re-open Dec 6; call: 414-642-7374

Cascade Mtn _ 5- new packed powder 36 base 5 trails 3 lifts sm 9a-10p

Christie Mtn _ Plan to open Dec 13; call:800-3737669

Devil’s Head _ packed powder 36 base 3 trails 2 lifts 9:30a-4:30p; 6p-10p

Highlands _ Plan to open Dec 13; call: 414-567-2577

Mountain Top at Grand Geneva _ Plan to open Dec 6

Mount LaCrosse _ Plan to open Dec 6 w/2trls; call: 800-426-3665

Nordic Mountain _ Plan to open Dec 6; call: 800 253-7266; 10a-4:30p

Rib Mountain _ Plan to open Dec 12; call:715-845-2846

Sunburst _ 3- new packed powder 12-18 base 2 trails 3 lifts 4p-10p

Trollhaugen _ Operates Fri-Sun; call: 800-826-7166

Wilmot Mtn _ Operation; call: 414-8622-2301

ROCKIES

Colorado

Arapahoe Basin _ powder 33-34 base 13 trails 3 of 5 lifts 30% open

Aspen Highlands _ Plan to open Dec 12

Aspen Mtn _ powder 21-27 base 43 trails 6 of 8 lifts 66% open

Beaver Creek _ packed powder 21-35 base 29 trails 6 of 14 lifts

Breckenridge _ 1- new packed powder 25-34 base 48 trails 16 of 19 lifts 8:30a-4p

Buttermilk _ powder 21-22 base 1 trail 1 of 7 lifts 3% open

Copper Mtn _ packed powder 23 base 63 trails 15 of 21 lifts 63% open

Crested Butte _ packed powder 24 base 10 of 14 lifts 35% open sm 9a-4p

Cuchara Mountain Resort _ powder 58 base 3 of 4 lifts 75% open Dec 6: 100%

Eldora Mtn _ packed powder 37 base 10 of 10 lifts

Howelsen _ packed powder 11 base 2 of 3 lifts

Keystone _ packed powder 23-29 base 43 trails 13 of 20 lifts 39% open

Loveland _ powder 30 base 8 of 10 lifts 9a-4p

Monarch _ powder 44 base 44 trails 4 of 4 lifts 80% open

Powderhorn Resort _ Plan to open Dec 6; call: 970-268-5700

Purgatory _ packed powder 30 base 7 of 11 lifts 22% open 9a-4p

Silver Creek Resort _ packed powder 20 base 8 trails 3 of 5 lifts

Ski Cooper _ powder 30 base 3 of 4 lifts

Snowmass _ powder 29-37 base 47 trails 12 of 19 lifts 48% open

Steamboat _ 1- new packed powder 25-29 base 40 trails 8 of 21 lifts

Sunlight _ packed powder 23 base 2 of 4 lifts

Telluride _ packed powder 40-43 base 49 trails 10 of 12 lifts 82% open

Vail _ packed powder 16-28 base 43 trails 18 of 30 lifts 8:30a-4p

Winter Park _ packed powder 31-38 base 73 trails 12 of 22 lifts 9a-4p

Wolf Creek _ 6- new powder 62-65 base 50 trails 5 of 5 lifts 100% open 9a-4p; Waterfall & Alberta Peak Area: 10a-2p

Montana

Big Mtn _ packed powder 8-21 base 3 of 10 lifts 30% open 9a-4p

Big Sky _ packed powder 24-36 base 12 trails 4 of 15 lifts sm 9a-4p

Discovery _ packed powder 12-22 base 4 of 4 lifts 50% open 9:30a-4p

Great Divide _ Plan to re-open Dec 6 w/2trls/2lfts beg/int

Lost Trail Powder Mountain _ Plan to open Dec 6; call:406-821-3211

Montana Snow Bowl _ Plan to open soon; call: 406-549-9696

Red Lodge Mtn _ packed powder 40 base 41 trails 6 of 8 lifts sm 9a-4p

Showdown _ Plan to open Dec 12; call:406-771-1300

New Mexico

Angel Fire _ packed powder 27 base 12 trails 4 of 6 lifts sm Dec 5: 12tlrs; Dec 6: 23trls

Pajarito Mtn _ Plan to open Dec 6; w/37trls/5lfts

Red River _ 4- new packed powder 14-31 base 4 of 6 lifts 60% open sm

Sandia Peak _ Plan to open Dec 19

Santa Fe _ packed powder 43 base 4 of 9 lifts sm

Sipapu _ Plan to open Dec 12

Ski Apache _ powder 30-42 base 35 trails 6 of 11 lifts sm 8:45a-4p

Taos _ powder 53 base 66 trails 11 of 11 lifts 92% open sm

Utah

Alta _ packed powder 40 base 8 of 8 lifts 95% open sm 9:15a-4:30p

Beaver Mountain _ Plan to open early Dec; call: 435-753-0921

Brian Head _ packed powder 33 base 20 trails 5 of 6 lifts 60% open 9a-4:30p

Brighton _ packed powder 35 base 34 trails 5 of 7 lifts 9a-4p

Deer Valley _ Plan to open Dec 6

Elk Meadows _ packed powder 24 base 12 trails 2 of 5 lifts 50% open

Park City _ packed powder 22 base 16 trails 6 of 14 lifts 15% open 9a-4p

Powder Mountain _ packed powder 14 base 4:30p-9p

Snowbird _ packed powder 39 base 7 of 9 lifts 75% open

Solitude _ packed powder 33 base 6 of 7 lifts 9a-4p

Sundance _ Plan to open Dec 13

The Canyons _ Plan to open Dec 20

Wyoming

Grand Targhee _ packed powder 18-49 base 4 of 4 lifts 100% open 9a-4p

Jackson Hole _ packed powder 27-33 base 9a-4p

Snow King _ packed powder 17-24 base 10a-8p

Snowy Range _ powder 32 base 9a-4p

PACIFIC SOUTH

California

Alpine Meadows _ packed powder 24-48 base 24 trails 6 lifts sm 9a-4p

Bear Mountain _ packed powder 24-36 base 5 trails 4 lifts 27% open sm 8:30a-4p

Bear Valley _ 1- new packed powder 21 base 4 lifts 40% open sm 9a-4p xc: 25km

Boreal _ packed powder 26-30 base 28 trails 5 lifts 80% open sm 9a-9p

Donner Ski Ranch _ packed powder 10-24 base 4 lifts 70% open 9a-4p

Heavenly _ packed powder 12-42 base 18 trails 8 lifts 9a-4p

Kirkwood _ packed powder 24-26 base 27 trails 6 lifts 63% open 9a-4p xc: 15km

Mammoth Mtn _ variable 24-36 base 70 trails 19 lifts sm 8:30a-4p; wknd: 8a-9p

Mountain High _ packed powder 12-24 base 7 trails 4 lifts 18% open sm 8:30a-10p

Northstar-at-Tahoe _ packed powder 12-24 base 35 trails 6 lifts sm 8:30a-4p xc: 15km

Sierra at Tahoe _ packed powder 14-24 base 31 trails 6 lifts 76% open sm 9a-4p

Snow Valley _ packed powder 6-24 base 2 trails 2 lifts sm 8a-4p

Soda Springs _ packed powder 12 base 8 trails 1 lift 24 9a-4:30a

Squaw Valley USA _ packed powder 5-36 base 8 lifts 25% open sm 9a-4p

Sugar Bowl _ packed powder 36-48 base 51 trails 8 lifts sm

Tahoe Donner _ Plan to re-open Dec 6

Nevada

Mt. Rose _ packed powder 8-12 base 22 trails 4 lifts 50% open

PACIFIC NORTH

Idaho

Lookout Pass _ Operating wknds; call: 208-744-1301

Oregon

Mt. Bachelor _ clear 24 degrees 20-21 base packed powder 5 lifts 9a-4p

Mt. Hood Meadows _ clear 32 degrees 18-30 base packed powder 5 lifts 9a-4p

Timberline _ clear 36 degrees 25 base packed powder 10 trails 4 lifts 9a-4p

Washington

Crystal Mtn _ clear 26 degrees 17-26 base packed powder 9a-4p; full facilities

Mt. Baker _ clear 34 degrees 26-41 base packed powder 5 lifts 9a-4p; Mid-week operation

Ski Bluewood _ clear 20 degrees 13-24 base packed powder 9a-4p; Tues-Sun; mid-week

Stevens Pass _ clear 22 degrees 21-33 base packed powder 5 lifts 9a-4p

White Pass _ clear 19 degrees 22-39 base packed powder 8:45a-4p; Mid-Week

CANADA

British Columbia

Red Mtn. _ Plan to open Dec 6

Sun Peaks _ packed powder 20 base 3 trails 2 lifts 9a-3:30p

Whistler/Blackcomb _ packed powder 48 base 9a-3p

Quebec

Mont Orford _ packed powder 8 trails 2 lifts sm 8:30a-4p

Mont Sainte-Anne _ packed powder 4-16 base 7 trails 2 lifts sm 9a-3:15p

Mont Tremblant _ 1- new powder 27 trails 4 lifts 8:30a-3:30p

Sutton _ frozen granular 17 trails 1 lift 8:30a-4p Dec 6: 53trls/4lfts

Ontario

Hardwood Hills _ machine groomed snow 25 base xc: 2km

Horseshoe _ machine groomed snow 30 base 9 trails 3 lifts sm xc:3km

Lakeridge _ machine groomed snow 25 base 3 trails 2 lifts 4:30p-10p

Mt. St. Louis-Moonstone _ machine groomed snow 10-30 base 2 trails 8 lifts

Searchmont _ 2- new powder 24 base 4 trails 2 lifts sm 9:30a-4p Dec 20: Snow tubing xc:2km

The Ranch _ machine groomed snow 5-30 base 2 trails 2 lifts 4p-10p

Alberta

Lake Louise _ packed powder 2 trails 4 lifts

Marmot Basin _ packed powder 27 trails 4 lifts

Sunshine Village _ packed powder 6 lifts

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