Royal Gorge Snow History

Is Royal Gorge snowsure? Check out the Royal Gorge 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: Royal Gorge normal weather and snow conditions during the second week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 2012m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (2545m) is slightly higher than the mid altitude of Royal Gorge. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Royal Gorge in the middle of December with a 50% chance that one day will be rainy during this week of December. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 19cm. Day temperatures at the mid altitude in Royal Gorge during week two of December usually get above freezing (average maximum is 1.7°C) but overnight temperatures typically fall to -0.8°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mainly light winds (average 17km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while fresh snow days that do not have perfect conditions also occur on average one day during this week in any given year.

Royal Gorge Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Royal Gorge (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    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)

Royal Gorge

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 Royal Gorge 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.

Royal Gorge Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Royal Gorge (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

Royal Gorge

Winter
Summer
  • Precipitation:

  • Snowfall amount

    (bar chart)

  • Days with significant snowfall.

    (>5cm)

  • Days with significant rainfall.

    (>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Royal Gorge 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.

Royal Gorge Temperature

Average temperature in Royal Gorge (2007 – 2018)

  • Top
    Lift
  • Mid
    Mountain
  • Bottom
    Lift
  • Average temperature:

  • Maximum

  • Minimum

  • Temperatures:

  • Above freezing

  • Below freezing

  • Freezing level:

  • Dashed line

Royal Gorge

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 Royal Gorge 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.

Royal Gorge snow history summary by month

Snowfall (per week)*Snowy days (per week)*
Snow in December22cm2.0 days
Snow in January29cm1.9 days
Snow in February26cm2.2 days
Snow in March31cm2.3 days
Snow in April12cm1.7 days

* Averages based on historical nowcast data