Powder is ticking upward at Colorado's Telluride. (Twitter/Telluride)

The storm pattern will align pretty well with the Rocky Mountain range this week meaning plentiful snow. The East will stay active while warming up.

Western U.S. & Canada

Snow associated with a strong storm system will ride along the Rocky Mountains Thursday. Snow will shift southward into Wyoming/northern Utah Thursday night, Colorado Friday night, and into the mountains of northern Arizona/New Mexico Saturday night. Through Friday night, a widespread 6”-10” of snow will fall across Montana and northern Wyoming including Discovery Ski Area and Brundage Mountain Resort.

Western snowfall forecast this week. (Tropicaltidbits)

Snow will linger across the Colorado Rockies including Beaver Creek into Sunday morning leaving widespread 6-10” tallies. To the south/west over Utah and Arizona, 2-5” is possible with higher 5”+ across New Mexico. Another system will arrive in the northern Rockies on Monday, dropping to the Four Corners region Tuesday into Wednesday with an additional 6-10". Areas that look best this week will be in British Columbia, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado.

National snowfall forecast this week. (Weatherbell)

Eastern U.S. & Canada

Enjoy the recent colder/snowier pattern that we told you about last week! Thursday will be breezy and cool before light snow Friday-Saturday spreads across the Central/Northeast U.S. with snowfall 2-5".

Forecast map Saturday, February 10. (NOAA/NCEP)

Warmer weather will move in by Sunday, changing snow over to a wintry mix that will end on Monday. The East will stay fairly active through mid-February with frequent storm systems, however with warmer air in place it means there will be rain mixing in at times. Areas in best shape this week are northern New England, upstate New York and the Great Lakes including Bolton Valley, Windham Mountain Resort, and Caberfae Peaks.

Lyndon State College seniors Philomon Geertson and Liam Kelleher contributed to this article.