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Is Aspen snowsure?

The snowiest week in Aspen is week 4 of February. There are typically 5.0 snowy days during this week with 32cm of snowfall. Check out the Aspen Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Aspen

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December22cm3.5 days
January19cm3.3 days
February27cm4.5 days
March20cm3.5 days
April20cm3.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Aspen during September (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of September for Aspen is 0 cm. There are typically 0.1 snowy days during this week. Aspen Mountain typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of September at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2919m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (4463m) is far above the middle elevation of Aspen Mountain. Snow falls on just one day every 14 years in Aspen Mountain in the middle of September but in a typical year there are a couple of wet days during this week of September. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 0cm. Typical temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the middle elevation in Aspen Mountain during week three of September with the average afternoon temperature 11.4°C and the minimum temperature 8.1°C. Typically sunny. On average, only two days each week are overcast and the other five days have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 9km/h).


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Aspen and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Aspen

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Aspen and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Aspen are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Aspen and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Aspen are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Aspen and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Aspen are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.