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Snow Before You Go

Snow Before You Go - ©Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

Snow Before You Go

What's the weather this week? Meteorologist Chris Tomer has your mountain forecast, including which ski resorts will get the most snow and when the flakes will fly. Read on for where to ski powder this weekend!

Nor’easter & Double Dose Snowstorms to Ring in Spring: 3.21 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Nor’easter & Double Dose Snowstorms to Ring in Spring: 3.21 Snow B4U Go

One big storm system hits the Intermountain West then the pattern goes quiet. That big storm then rolls into the Northeast taking a northern track leaving the ski resorts with mostly rain.

Big Storm & 1-2 Feet for Intermountain West: 3.14 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Big Storm & 1-2 Feet for Intermountain West: 3.14 Snow B4U Go

One big storm system hits the Intermountain West then the pattern goes quiet. That big storm then rolls into the Northeast taking a northern track leaving the ski resorts with mostly rain.

Heavy Snow & 2 Storms Target Sierras, Rockies: 3.7 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Heavy Snow & 2 Storms Target Sierras, Rockies: 3.7 Snow B4U Go

The Pineapple Express continues out West with two different storm systems lined up for California. That moisture then spreads out across the Intermountain West.

Pineapple Express to Bury West Under 1-3 Feet: 2.28 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Pineapple Express to Bury West Under 1-3 Feet: 2.28 Snow B4U Go

The overall pattern remains active over the next five days. Out West, it's the Pineapple Express and heavy plumes of moisture.

1-3 Feet of Powder for West: 2.21 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

1-3 Feet of Powder for West: 2.21 Snow B4U Go

The Pineapple Express takes a break, but the storm cycle remains active for the next five days with two to three different storm systems hitting the West Coast then marching across the country. In the Northeast, two large storms roll through.

Up to 3 Feet by Saturday for Colorado: 2.14 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Up to 3 Feet by Saturday for Colorado: 2.14 Snow B4U Go

The Pineapple Express continues out West with copious amounts of snow. In the Northeast, it remains stormy early then colder with lingering snow showers and a Clipper.

Up to 3 Feet by Monday at Lake Tahoe & Mammoth: 2.7 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Up to 3 Feet by Monday at Lake Tahoe & Mammoth: 2.7 Snow B4U Go

The active pattern across the West continues over the next five days with two additional storm systems lined up.

Large Storms, 1-3 Feet for Parts of West: 1.31 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Large Storms, 1-3 Feet for Parts of West: 1.31 Snow B4U Go

Across the West, the pattern gradually turns stormier; a ridging jet stream gradually buckles with two different large Pacific storm systems moving inland.

Solid Snowfall for Intermountain West, Northeast: 1.24 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Solid Snowfall for Intermountain West, Northeast: 1.24 Snow B4U Go

The Western storm track shifts north into Canada over the next five days setting up a series of smaller Clipper-like storm systems on a northwest flow pattern for the Intermountain West.

Best Week of the Season With Heavy Snow at Dozens of Ski Resorts: 1.17 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Best Week of the Season With Heavy Snow at Dozens of Ski Resorts: 1.17 Snow B4U Go

This could be the best week of the entire season at many ski areas across the West and the Northeast with heavy snow at dozens of resorts.

Snow Hits Soon for West & Northeast: 1.10 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Snow Hits Soon for West & Northeast: 1.10 Snow B4U Go

Heavy snow continues on Thursday with on and off snow Friday for parts of the West. In the Northeast, it looks colder with a couple chances for snow showers.

3-6 Feet to Wallop Parts of West: 1.3 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

3-6 Feet to Wallop Parts of West: 1.3 Snow B4U Go

An active pattern is setting up for the Pacific Northwest. There are three to four different storm systems lined up with the potential to bring 3-6 feet.

Widespread Snow Across West for New Year's: 12.27 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Widespread Snow Across West for New Year's: 12.27 Snow B4U Go

The pace and intensity of storm systems hitting the West Coast decreases. However, expect an active pattern with one to two storm systems lined up.

Holiday Hot Spots to See 1-4 Feet of Powder: 12.20 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Holiday Hot Spots to See 1-4 Feet of Powder: 12.20 Snow B4U Go

The pattern over the next five days remains active in the Pacific Northwest with two to three additional storm systems.

Pacific Northwest, BC to Pocket 3-6 Feet: 12.13 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Pacific Northwest, BC to Pocket 3-6 Feet: 12.13 Snow B4U Go

The storm track has shifted back towards the Pacific Northwest and could bring 3-6 feet of snow for some areas.

Fly South, Pac NW for Heavy Snow: 12.6 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Fly South, Pac NW for Heavy Snow: 12.6 Snow B4U Go

Southern third of the country to receive heavy precipitation, plus series of storm systems to hit the Pacific Northwest late in the weekend.

Multiple Storms & 1-3 Feet for Parts of West: 11.29 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Multiple Storms & 1-3 Feet for Parts of West: 11.29 Snow B4U Go

The U.S. weather pattern remains active for the West, including California. There are two to three different storm systems lined up over the next five days.

Feast on 1-3 Feet of Thanksgiving Powder: 11.22 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Feast on 1-3 Feet of Thanksgiving Powder: 11.22 Snow B4U Go

The U.S. weather pattern is moving to a very active jet stream that now favors areas devoid of snow just a week ago, including California and Utah.

Serious Snow in Spots: 11.15 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Serious Snow in Spots: 11.15 Snow B4U Go

The U.S. weather pattern mirrors last week with another large storm system for the Northeast and moderate snow out West.

Winter 18/19 Long-Range Weather Forecast - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

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Meet OnTheSnow's Mountain Meteorologist - ©Chris Tomer

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Heavy Snow to Totally Dry: 11.8 Snow B4U Go - ©Meteorologist Chris Tomer

Heavy Snow to Totally Dry: 11.8 Snow B4U Go

The next five days are a bit of a mix for ski resorts in North America. Meteorologist Chris Tomer reveals where the skiing will be best throughout the weekend.

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