The West remains very active with a big dip in the jet stream ushering in two to three large storm systems over the next seven days. In the Northeast, after the departing nor’easter, conditions turn drier until early next week.

California: Two to three large storm systems are lined up over the next five to seven days. 2-6 feet of snow accumulation is likely at the higher elevation ski areas. Rain mixes in at the lower elevations. The first two storm systems deliver heavy snow between Thursday and Saturday. The third storm system delivers heavy snow on Tuesday afternoon through Thursday.   

Colorado, Utah: Two storm systems are lined up over the next five to seven days. The first storm delivers moderate to heavy snow accumulation between Thursday and Friday. The second storm delivers moderate to heavy snow accumulation between Saturday (in Utah) and Sunday (in Colorado). A smaller "sleeper snow" is possible in Colorado's central and northern mountains on Monday night. Both storm systems are running into abnormally warm air, so snow levels may be high with rain mixing in at lower elevations.  

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho: Two large storm systems are lined up over the next five to seven days. The first storm delivers moderate to heavy snow accumulation between Thursday and Friday. The second storm delivers moderate to heavy snow accumulation between Saturday and Sunday. Both storm systems are running into abnormally warm air, so snow levels may be high with rain mixing in at lower elevations. The heaviest snow with both storms occurs near Sun Valley, Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee and Big Sky. The pockets of snow appear quite localized this time around leaving some resorts with very little.   

Northeast: Leftover snow conditions on Thursday behind the nor’easter. Residual snow showers on Friday as well. Light additional accumulations except near Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Both Friday and Saturday are good ski days at Mount Snow, Sugarloaf, Killington and Sunday River. The next storm system arrives sometime between Monday-Wednesday and will have to be watched for nor’easter potential.  

Pacific Northwest: The jet stream is dipping so far south that the main thrust of all three storm systems will miss the area. Only light to moderate snow accumulation occurs over the next five to seven days.  

Whistler/Blackcomb: The jet stream is dipping so far south that the main thrust of all three storm systems will miss the area. Only light to moderate snow accumulation occurs over the next five to seven days.

Tomer's Take: On Friday ski Kirkwood, Loveland and A-Basin. On Saturday ski Tahoe and the higher Sierra peaks. On Sunday ski either Sun Valley, Alta or Snowbird.  

Copyright: Meteorologist Chris Tomer