Patience will pay off in the East when multiple shots of cold and snow bring a much-awaited weather pattern for area ski resorts.
Eastern U.S. & Canada
Here we go! Recent warmth is being pushed away and multiple waves of snow are on the way for many locations in the East. The first wave will arrive Thursday, Nov. 7 with snow in upstate New York, northern New England and southern Quebec. The sweet spots for highest totals will be northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine where as much as 4-8” will fall.
This will be great for Cranmore and Tremblant, hoping to open soon and join Killington offering skiing/riding. It will be much colder Friday and in fact, snowflakes will fall all the way south to West Virginia. Saturday will be plenty cold to make snow and then another low pressure system will bring snow showers across the Great Lakes and near the Canadian border on Sunday. That system will bring another 2-4” of accumulation. Keep an eye on/around Tue., Nov. 12 as there may be another coastal storm with potential accumulations.
Western U.S. & Canada
Alberta and British Columbia are poised for the heaviest snowfall this forecast period. The overall pattern will be sunny and mild Thursday and Friday. Friday night to Saturday night, a strong cold front will cross western Canada and drop heavy, blowing snow at higher elevations. As much as 6-12” (15-30 cm) will fall by Sunday, the most in Alberta.
Lake Louise and Marmot are primed for heavy snow this week. Some of that snow will work into Montana and Wyoming early Sunday with 3-6” forecast. The rest of the West will be fairly quiet and mild. Much of the cold will remain entrenched across the Plains and East this week. Look for more resorts to open such as Breckenridge and Copper which are expected to be Colorado’s next.