The Western U.S., particularly the Rockies, have been in a bit of a snow slump the past couple weeks. For sun worshipers and fans of spring skiing, this has been a boon, but it looks like the warm, sunny conditions might be soon letting way.

new snow colorado, new snow jackson, new snow lake tahoe, new snow sierra nevadas, new snow california is forecasting snow in the Sierras on Tuesday and again on Sunday this week, and the same storm system is expected to take aim at Utah and Colorado Wednesday through Friday. Jackson Hole should get some snow late in the week, too.

For the first storm, snowfall is expected to be in the five to 11-inch range for the Sierras and five to 10 inches for the southern Colorado mountains (Telluride). Due to wind and aspect, forecasters think Aspen, Crested Butte, Breckenridge and Keystone will do best out of Colorado resorts.

The second, stronger storm, which will show up into the weekend, is expected to drop 10 to 16 inches on the Sierras. Snowfall totals for the Wasatch, Tetons, southern Montana and Colorado are still difficult to forecast, so stay tuned…