Is Winter Park snowsure?

The snowiest week in Winter Park is week 3 of April. There are typically 3.7 snowy days during this week with 35cm of snowfall. Check out the Winter Park 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 Winter Park

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December15cm3.0 days
January13cm3.0 days
February19cm3.8 days
March20cm3.4 days
April23cm3.6 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Winter Park during January (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of January for Winter Park is 12 cm. There are typically 2.8 snowy days during this week. Winter Park expected weather and snow conditions during the third week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 3208m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (1832m) is far below the middle elevation of Winter Park. Based on long-term averages, there are three days with snowfall per week in Winter Park in the middle of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 12cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the typical maximum temperature in Winter Park in week three of January of just -7.9°C at the middle elevation and minimum temperatures typically falling to -10.9°C. Expect the sun to shine on three or four days per week. Mostly light winds (average 16km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day every second year during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have fresh snow happen on average four days during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Winter Park


Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Winter Park 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 Winter Park 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 Winter Park 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 Winter Park 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 Winter Park 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 Winter Park 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.