The first days of the new year came in like a lion for the Northeast, where a 'bomb cyclone' brought fresh powder to many ski areas in the region. The Pacific Northwest and the Northern Rockies benefited from a continued northerly jet stream, while the southern half of North America received little help. The tale of two winters seems to be continuing into 2018, with regions either going boom or bust.

The infographic below displays this week’s top snow performers and a video clip from one of the regional winners.