Crested Butte Snow History

Is Crested Butte snowsure? 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. Whether you prefer bluebird conditions, powder days in any weather or just reliable snow in guaranteed sub-zero temperatures you can easily find the best week to go.

This week in history: Crested Butte typical weather and snow conditions during the second week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 3152m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (2037m) is well bellow the middle elevation of Crested Butte. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Crested Butte in the middle of December. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 31cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the typical maximum temperature in Crested Butte in week two of December of just -7.0°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -10.8°C. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Generally light winds (average 10km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Sunny, calm and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have fresh snowfall happen on average two or three days during this week in any given year.

Crested Butte Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Crested Butte (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Best ski days:

  • 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)

Crested Butte

Winter
Summer
  • Best ski days:

  • 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. 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.

Crested Butte Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Crested Butte (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
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  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Crested Butte

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • 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. 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.

Crested Butte Temperature

Average temperature in Crested Butte (2007 – 2018)

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    Lift
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    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Crested Butte

Winter
Summer
Freezing level
  • 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.

Crested Butte snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December31cm3.7 days
Snow in January28cm3.4 days
Snow in February37cm4.7 days
Snow in March26cm3.8 days
Snow in April26cm3.7 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data