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Is Taos snowsure?

The snowiest week in Taos is week 4 of February. There are typically 2.4 snowy days during this week with 13cm of snowfall. Check out the Taos 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 Taos

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December10cm1.8 days
January8cm1.8 days
February8cm2.2 days
March8cm1.9 days
April7cm1.5 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Taos during October (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of October for Taos is 4 cm. There are typically 0.4 snowy days during this week. Taos typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of October at the middle elevation of the ski area at 3204m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (4020m) is well above the mid altitude of Taos. A day with snowfall occurs on average every second year during the third week of October and there is a 50% chance that one day will be rainy too. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 8cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Taos during week three of October with average maximum temperature 5.9°C and minimum temperature 3.1°C at the mid altitude. Mostly sunny. On average, only two days each week are overcast and the other five days have some sunshine. Mostly light winds (average 18km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Summer

Taos

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

Winter
Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Taos 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.