Several resorts around the Tahoe area have reported around 1.5m (five feet) of fresh powder in the past week including Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

It's not just California in the West that is doing well though. Resorts in Utah have reported up to 1.2m (four feet) of fresh snow and Mt Baker in Washington State has had yet another 151cm (five feet) of snow moving it further ahead of the field in the ‘resort with the deepest snow base' table - now at 660cm (22 feet).

Colorado had heavy snow at the end of last week but then warm sunny days at the start of this week giving springlike conditions. That's changing though with temperatures plummeting and more snow expected for the remainder of this week.

East coast resorts are still reporting big snowfalls too, led by Gore Mountain in New York state with 99vcm (over three feet) of new snow.