The storm track can be picky. The best new snow this weekend falls in the Northwest. This includes Oregon, Washington and Idaho. But, there are other opportunities for powder as well.  Prior to Saturday-Sunday, several inches of new snow falls on Thursday afternoon into Friday morning at Tahoe and ski areas in the Northeast. 

California: New snow falls on Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. Snowfall amounts at Tahoe look moderate around 6". Ski resorts around Lake Tahoe and north will do best, such as Sierra at Tahoe, Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar. Saturday looks drier. There's a very small chance for light snow on Sunday afternoon then a better chance for light to moderate snow on Monday at the Tahoe resorts.  Mammoth is just too far south to benefit from the best snow this time around.   

Pacific Northwest: A series of three storm systems are lined up from Thursday-Monday. Heavy mountain snow falls on Thursday into Friday morning followed by a dry pocket Friday night. Storm number two hits Saturday mid-day into Sunday. Storm number three arrives on Monday. 

West: It looks like a pretty dry stretch for Colorado and Utah with one caveat. A minor cold front rolls through Saturday morning/midday with a slight chance for a snow shower or two. Light new snow hits Wyoming on Friday afternoon continuing into Saturday morning. Both Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee can expect up to 5 or 6" of accumulation. Then drier on Sunday. Another shot of light snow arrives Monday afternoon. Idaho is in good position for moderate snow accumulations from Thursday afternoon through Friday. Schweitzer and Sun Valley ski areas are both included. Another storm system moves in with moderate to heavy snowfall from late Saturday continuing through Monday. In Montana, light snow hits on Friday. Drier on Saturday. Another shot of snow hits late Sunday into Monday. Western Montana is favored the entire time for the best accumulations. Whitefish Mountain is a good option. Light accumulations at Big Sky.   

Northeast: A strong storm rolls through on Thursday with rain/snow turning over to all snow. Northeastern New York state, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine benefit the most with moderate snow accumulations at the ski areas. Then it dries out on Saturday and Sunday with warming temperatures. Light snow is possible on Monday. Killington, Sunday River, Bretton Woods, Mount Snow and Stowe look good on Friday if you're looking for new snow. 

Tomer's Take: Ski Heavenly on Friday, Jackson Hole on Saturday, in the sunshine at Winter Park on Sunday and Schweitzer Mountain on Monday.