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Is Telluride snowsure?

The snowiest week in Telluride is week 4 of February. There are typically 4.0 snowy days during this week with 33cm of snowfall. Check out the Telluride 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 Telluride

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December21cm2.7 days
January21cm2.6 days
February25cm3.4 days
March19cm2.9 days
April18cm2.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Telluride during June (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of June for Telluride is 0 cm. There are typically 0.1 snowy days during this week. Telluride typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of June at the middle elevation of the ski area at 3245m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (4611m) is far above the middle elevation of Telluride. Snow falls on just one day every 14 years in Telluride at the start of June but in a typical year there are a couple of wet days during this week of June. In the years when snow falls at this time of year, forecast model average snowfall for the week is 0cm. Usual temperatures are well above freezing both day and night at the middle elevation in Telluride during week one of June with the average afternoon temperature 11.0°C and the minimum temperature 8.7°C. Usually there are four days per week when the sun comes out at this time of year. Mostly light winds (average 15km/h) but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed 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 Telluride and (2007 – 2018).

Winter
Summer

Telluride

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Telluride 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 Telluride 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.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Telluride 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 Telluride 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Telluride 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 Telluride 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.