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Pique staffers did a quick telephone tour of randomly selected resorts across North America Tuesday afternoon. The result: it’s almost as bad everywhere else as it is here. But you can always seek damp solace in the old Whistler adage: "Hey man, if it was two degrees colder we would be up to our tits in snow." Resort Snow Accumulation Comments Steamboat, Colo. 63 cm alpine, 38 cm midmtn limited runs open Apex Alpine, Penticton 50 cm alpine Opening Dec. 2 Red Mtn., Rossland 100 cm alpine Open Dec. 16 Lake Louise 130 cm alpine 90 cm in last two weeks, all lifts open Mt. Washington Not a pinch "It’s so green and lush here it’s pathetic." Shames Mtn., Terrace Just a skiff Waiting for snow to open Vail, Colo. 76 cm alpine Packed powder, 25 lifts open Blue Mtn., Collingwood, Ont. Just a tad Open Dec. 10 Mount Baker 20 cm base Waiting for snow

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