Is Crested Butte snowsure?

The snowiest week in Crested Butte is week 4 of February. There are typically 5.2 snowy days during this week with 46cm of snowfall. Check out the Crested Butte 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 Crested Butte

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December31cm3.7 days
January28cm3.4 days
February37cm4.7 days
March26cm3.8 days
April26cm3.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Crested Butte during April (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of April for Crested Butte is 25 cm. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week. Crested Butte expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 3152m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (3067m) is very near the middle elevation of Crested Butte. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Crested Butte at the end of April but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of April every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 25cm. Daytime temperatures at the middle elevation in Crested Butte during week four of April usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.1°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -2.3°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Generally light winds (average 11km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that do not have perfect weather also occur on average one or two days during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Crested Butte

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Crested Butte 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 Crested Butte 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 Crested Butte 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 Crested Butte 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 Crested Butte 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 Crested Butte 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.