Heavy snow is tipping the scales on both the West Coast and East Coast! As a result, I'm expecting a great weekend for skiers from the Northeast to the Rockies to the West Coast. Take a look at the graphic. The storm track is pointed directly at California on Thursday and Friday. That storm then gets ushered into Utah, Wyoming and Colorado for the weekend. Overall temperatures remain warmer than normal across the West until Sunday, when colder air sweeps in from Canada. Out East, heavy snow continues late this week throughout the interior of New England at most of the ski areas with drier weather for this weekend.
Northeast: Expect very heavy snow throughout the interior late this week, with ski areas like Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Stowe, Sugarbush and Killington receiving grand totals of 1–3 feet. Then drier weather this weekend and some sunshine–perfect powder skiing conditions!
Rockies: Warm and dry until this weekend, but the next storm will change that pattern. Snow hits the mountains of Utah and Wyoming early Saturday, then slides into Colorado during the day on Saturday. Jackson Hole, Alta, Snowbird and Park City Mountain Resort should all get at least six inches. In Colorado, the snow continues into Sunday morning with at least 6" of snow at Steamboat, Vail, Copper Mountain, Loveland and Winter Park. Temperatures turn colder on Sunday.
California: A potent storm hits Thursday–Friday. I'm expecting big accumulations and blizzard conditions at the Lake Tahoe ski areas like Heavenly and Northstar all the way south to Kirkwood. A few final totals could be more than 2 feet. Drier weather moves in for both Saturday and Sunday. Should make for excellent skiing Saturday–Sunday with bluebird conditions.
Tomer's Take: Ski the Northeast on Friday, then head to Tahoe on Saturday.