As suggested by the cover photo, this issue of the Goat emphasizes winter sports. This includes another article about Timberline Lodge in Oregon plus a curious one-page article about skiing at Snoqualmie Pass in Washington. That’s curious because the Snoqualmie ski resort was owned and served by the Milwaukee Road, having originally been known as the Milwaukee Ski Bowl.
Another article describes the construction of Hungry Horse Dam in Montana, which was completed in late 1952. The Great Northern delivered 4,600 carloads of cement for the dam’s construction. Also, a full-page article describes the Great Northern’s two wall calendars for 1953, one featuring a Winold Reiss painting of a Blackfoot Indian man named Middle Rider, with tear-off months, and the other showing all months on one page with the GN logo on top and a map of the GN at the bottom.