An active jet stream delivers another snowstorm across the west this weekend into early next week. This storm system moves into the Pacific Northwest on Saturday then California and the intermountain west on Sunday, Monday and early Tuesday. Talk about a great pattern for the ski areas planning to open soon.  

Some light snows and colder temperatures hang on in the Northeast on Saturday then the pattern dries out Sunday though Tuesday.

California: Snow develops on Sunday with moderate accumulations around 6" inches at Tahoe including Sierra at Tahoe, Northstar and HeavenlyMammoth, Squaw and Kirkwood will get snow as well. Drier weather on Monday followed by another potential storm system on Tuesday or Wednesday.

West: Light to moderate snows hit Idaho and Montana on Sunday and Monday then it slides into Wyoming and Utah shortly thereafter.  Accumulations of 3 to 6" generally at the ski areas.

Colorado: Then it's Colorado's turn Monday through Tuesday morning with moderate to heavy accumulations of 6" or more. Steamboat, Aspen, Vail, Copper, Breckenridge and Loveland should all do well.  

Northeast: Light snow and colder temperatures linger on Saturday, then drier air moves in for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Maybe a few flurries on Sunday night off the Great Lakes.    

Tomer's Take: Ski Copper Mountain on Friday, Loveland on Saturday, and at Northstar or Heavenly on Sunday.