I've felt quite conflicted the past week as we have a robust snowpack for late November, but ski conditions at the resorts have been scratchy, whereas a multitude of crusts and other less-than-desirable snow surface have predominated in the backcountry. Touring on Saturday, I had 3 good turns and 97 bad ones (that's an estimate). Far be it from me to complain given the healthy snowpack, but we need snow.
The good news is we are going to get it with an upper-level trough and associated frontal system moving through the area today and tonight. The 0600 UTC initialized GFS forecast valid 2100 UTC 28 Nov (2 PM MST Monday) shows the upper-level trough axis over Nevada, the 700-mb trough over northern Utah, and a mixture of orographic (i.e., mountain induced) and frontal precipitation over northern Utah and extending upstream across Nevada, Idaho, and Oregon.
After that, we are in deep, moist, unstable flow. This is a good situation for post-frontal snowshowers in the mountains. Additionally, the 1200 UTC initialized HRRR is generating a lake-effect band tomorrow morning.