The current storm track will continue to favor the Northern Rockies for the best snow, but even there it doesn't look blockbuster. These are fast-moving areas of snow, in and out in 24 hours or less. Out east, some light snow will dust ski areas on Friday; then it just turns cold and dry for the weekend.

Out west, the storm track favors a fast northwest flow pattern with numerous ripples of snow in the flow. That translates into a few chances of snow at the ski areas in the Rockies on Thursday, Sunday and again early next week.

Further west, the storm track is just too amplified to allow any snow to hit the ski areas of California. Will that change? Probably not for at least a week.

Northeast: Light snow hits on Friday at Killington, Okemo, Jay Peak, Sugarloaf, Jiminy Peak and Smugglers' Notch. Heavy Lake Effect snow falls on Friday to the east of Lake Erie and Ontario. Kissing Bridge is a good option. Cold air pours in Saturday-Sunday at the ski resorts. Temperatures will run 10-15 degrees below normal. Another chance of light snow arrives very late Sunday into Monday.

Rockies: Small, fast waves of snow will follow the storm track through Montana and Wyoming on Thursday, on Sunday and again early next week. Colorado gets its best snow chances Monday-Tuesday of next week. Utah stays mostly dry this weekend, with a chance of snow Monday-Tuesday of next week.

California: Unfortunately, there's no way around it when the storm track is north of California: the outcome is dry. I just don't see any big snow this weekend, and the pattern might not change until late next week. 

Tomer's Take: Ski Big Sky on Thursday, Jay Peak on Friday, Bridger Bowl Saturday and Jackson Hole on Sunday. Look to Steamboat early next week.