While it looks like the Pacific NW has a good base and the Rockies are progressing, we in New England have just about finished up the warmest November on record. Some of our ski resorts with top-notch snow making equipment seem to be producing a good base, but those of us in the lowlands and coastal areas are just plain warm and dry. Forecasts are conflicting, but for now, we're just praying for snow. To bide the time, here's the latest webisode from KGB.
And, while we're on the topic of snow, (or lack thereof), avalanche safety and skills are important, whether you live in the West or the East. So get out there and learn a new skill or sharpen your existing skills this season. I took AIARE Level I through EMS last year and it was great, but there are many places that offer the class.