Snow will continue to fall across the West through this weekend courtesy of two different storm systems. One of those storm systems will move east, but the precipitation will fall as both rain and snow at the ski areas of the Northeast.
California: Two storm systems will affect the mountains. The first occurs Thursday through Friday, and the second on Saturday into early Sunday. Expect heavy mountain snow with the Thursday though Friday storm system and moderate accumulations with storm number two. I'd suggest Mammoth and Kirkwood over the weekend for the best powder.
Colorado, Utah and New Mexico: Friday looks excellent with heavy snow in Southern Colorado and some light to moderate snow accumulations in the Wasatch. Taos is also a good option on Friday with heavy snow potential. In Colorado, snow amounts on Friday get lighter as you drive north toward I-70. The biggest powder on Friday will be at Telluride, Purgatory, Silverton, Crested Butte, Monarch and Wolf Creek. Honorable mention for Aspen-Snowmass. In Utah, I’d look at Snowbird, Alta, Sundance and Brian Head on Friday. A second storm system brushes Utah and Colorado with lighter snow accumulations from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning.
Idaho, Montana and Wyoming: Residual light snow on Friday morning, then decreasing. A second storm system brushes the area with light snow from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Otherwise, no big accumulations expected.
Pacific Northwest: A storm system may spread light snow over the mountains of Oregon and Washington on Saturday, lingering into Sunday morning; otherwise a pretty quiet weekend.
Northeast: Although a large storm system moves in this weekend the precipitation will be mixed. Friday looks quiet. Snow hits the ski areas Friday night into Saturday morning. It gradually changes to rain as Saturday wears on. Mostly rain at the ski areas on Sunday gradually changing back to snow late Sunday into Monday morning.