If you've not made to your favorite ski resort this season, this weekend may be the time.

According to forecasters, snow will start falling in the higher elevations starting Tuesday. Then on Thursday evening, an even bigger winter storm will hit Colorado. They're predicting intense snowfall through Friday afternoon. This system should deliver 6-12 inches of fresh snow to nearly all the Colorado ski resorts making this Friday and through the weekend premium powder days.

It looks like most of the moisture in the valley will be mostly rain. Which is even better as the liquid precipitation will go much further in ending the nearly two-year drought that has plagued most of the region. The official NWS forecast for Grand Junction is as follows...

Tuesday Night
Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 1 AMCloudy, with a low around 26. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday
Snow likely before 9 AM then rain and snow likely between 9 AM and 11 AM, then a chance of rain after 11 AM. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of rain after 11 AM. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night
Rain likely before 9 PM, then rain likely, possibly mixed with snow. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A chance of rain and snow before 9 AM, then a chance of rain between 9 AM and 11 AM, then a chance of rain and snow after 11 AM. Cloudy, with a high near 39.

If you've not made it to Telluride yet, you may want to get there soon. With over 10 feet of snow this season, and more on the way, now's the time. Telluride was recently rated the #1 Ski Resort in North America by readers of Condé Nast Traveler website.

Credit: Out There Colorado