|Wasatch snow predators are now lying in wait for the next big storm cycle. Photo source: http://bigwilds.blogspot.com/2012/09/siberian-tiger-pictures.html.|
Beyond that, what I like to call "dream-prog land", you can pick your solution of choice. The GFS deterministic run keeps a ridge over the west (upper right panel below) and the average of all the members of the GFS ensemble also suggests persistence of the mean ridge (upper left panel below, see Forecast Tools: Ensemble Forecast Systems post for information on ensembles). On the other hand, the ECMWF deterministic run puts a mean trough over western North America (lower right panel below) and has some potential to give us a snowier pattern. The mean of the ECMWF ensemble is also "trofy" over the west (bottom left panel below).
Let's hope the ECMWF wins.