It's been a late start to the ski season across much of the country. La Niña lite is establishing itself, and I do expect conditions to improve, but it's going to take time. We're not there yet with inconsistent snow in the forecast for another couple weeks at most ski resorts in the U.S. Looking at the next five days, the heaviest snow will fall in the Pacific Northwest, Western and Canada.
Western Canada: This is the place to be over the next five days. Ski areas like Whistler Blackcomb could pick up a few feet of snow. In fact, it may snow each day through the weekend. It will likely be a rain/snow mix lower on the mountain. Ski areas around Banff are also in good shape for moderate to heavy snow from a couple different storm systems.
Oregon, Washington: I expect light to moderate snow across the high peaks and volcanoes on Sunday.
Colorado, Utah: The saving grace for Colorado is a cut-off low that should deliver a round of light snow on Saturday to the ski areas. It's going to be a dry five-day stretch for Utah.
Northeast: Temperatures are running a bit warm with mostly rain, but the best chance for light snow arrives late Saturday into Sunday morning across Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and upstate New York.
Idaho, Wyoming, Montana: It's going to be a dry five-day stretch for Wyoming. I'm only forecasting a very light dusting in Idaho and Montana on Sunday.
California: I'm not forecasting any snow for California over the next five days.
Tomer's Take: If you want to ski right now, I'd fly to Western Canada. Consider the ski areas around Banff, where Sunshine Village is slated to be the first to open in Canada, November 3rd. Go even further west to earn turns near Whistler Blackcomb.