Winter Park, CO Weather Information and Packing Advice

If your next vacation destination is Winter Park, Colorado, then it's highly likely that you're planning a ski trip or some sort of outdoor vacation. Below, you'll find temperatures and packing advice for each season in Winter Park to help you prepare for your vacation. Keep in mind that all temperatures listed below are not mountain temperatures, but temperatures for the town of Winter Park and Winter Park Resort.

Winter

Winter Park's winter season is the peak time for skiing. Winters at Winter Park involve heavy snowfall and of course, low temperatures. When hitting the slopes, be sure to dress in layers because temperatures in the mountains can always change. Your base layer should be made of polypropylene, the insulating layer of fleece, and your top layer should be a waterproof/breathable shell. You'll also want to have goggles and sun block for a great skiing experience.

Average Highs (in degrees Fahrenheit)

  • December:  32 degrees
  • January: 30 degrees
  • February: 32 degrees
  • March: 37 degrees

Average Lows (in degrees Fahrenheit)

  • December: 9 degrees
  • January: 7 degrees
  • February: 8 degrees
  • March: 13 degrees

Average Snowfall

  • December: 87 inches
  • January: 68 inches
  • February: 50.6 inches
  • March: 51.6 inches

Spring

As spring begins, Winter Park Resort still has a month left of ski season, so warmer temperatures are not felt until late spring. The last snowfalls of the year in Winter Park are in April; mid-April is usually when ski season ends. Therefore, if you're traveling to Winter Park in the springtime to catch the end of ski season, you'll want to bring all your winter clothes and skiing apparel. Even if you're visiting after ski season, keep in mind that temperatures do not get much higher than 60 degrees Fahrenheit, so pack all your warm clothes and coats.

Average Highs (in degrees Fahrenheit)

  • March: 37 degrees
  • April: 43 degrees
  • May: 52 degrees
  • June: 63 degrees

Average Lows (in degrees Fahrenheit)

  • March: 13 degrees
  • April: 20 degrees
  • May: 29 degrees
  • June: 37 degrees

Average Snowfall

  • March: 51.6 inches
  • April: 17.3 inches

Summer

Winter Park temperatures do rise in the summer, but the average high does not even reach 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Record highs for summer months, however, have all been in the high 70s and low 80s. The highest recorded temperature in Winter Park was 84 degrees Fahrenheit in July of 1979. While hotter temperatures are possible in Winter Park, they are not as likely as temperatures in the 40 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit range. If you're taking a summer vacation to Winter Park, you'll want to bring light clothes, but definitely not too light. Also, keep in mind that precipitation in the summer is quite high, so bring rain gear just in case.

Average Highs (in degrees Fahrenheit)

  • June: 63 degrees
  • July: 68 degrees
  • August: 67 degrees
  • September: 60 degrees

Average Lows (in degrees Fahrenheit)

  • June: 37 degrees
  • July: 42 degrees
  • August: 41 degrees
  • September: 41 degrees

Average Precipitation (not in the mountains)

  • June: 1.78 inches
  • July: 2.53 inches
  • August: 2.74 inches
  • September: 1.59 inches

Autumn

Because snow begins to fall in October, Winter Park autumns seem relatively short. Opening day of ski season at Winter Park Resort usually occurs in mid-November, depending on how much snow has fallen on the mountains. If you'd like to get an early start on the slopes, make sure to pack your winter clothing for both on and off the mountain.

Average Highs (in degrees Fahrenheit)

  • September: 60 degrees
  • October: 50 degrees
  • November: 37 degrees
  • December: 32 degrees

Average Lows (in degrees Fahrenheit)

  • September: 34 degrees
  • October: 25 degrees
  • November: 14 degrees
  • December: 9 degrees

Average Snowfall

  • October: 11 inches
  • November: 79.5 inches
  • December: 87 inches
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