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January or June-uary? Snow Stacks up in Colorado Ski Country

6.9.2020 Ski Resort
Telluride Ski Resort – Ryan Bonneau

Unlike the exceedingly rare derecho that just hit Colorado, the snow that we’ve seen, although it’s almost mid-June, is not incredibly rare.

Although talking about snow in June seems off and seems quite rare – the mountains of Colorado are amazing when it comes to the type of weather they can produce. The storm that has impacted Colorado from June 8-9 also brought snow to Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Idaho.

Here is the normal June snowfall in several high elevation towns of Colorado:
Steamboat: 0.1″
Loveland/Arapahoe Basin” 0.2″
Aspen: 0.9″
Telluride: 0.4″
Silverton: 0.3″
Climax, CO near Copper Mountain: 3.2″ (!!)

You may also remember the summer solstice snowstorm in 2019 when Colorado saw 12-20 inches of snow stack up on the first day of summer. That dropped way more snow on some areas than what we just recently saw but it doesn’t discount the fact that we saw snow in June.

Snow totals varied from nothing at all to upwards of 8 inches in some areas.

Frisco: 1″
Silverton: 1.4″
Steamboat: 2.4″
Monarch: 2.5″
Aspen Park: 4″
Silverthorne: 4″
Divide: 4.5″
Telluride: 6″
Winter Park: 7″
Red Feather Lakes: 8″

Monarch Mountain

Aspen Snowmass 

Winter Park 

Arapahoe Basin

Basin00001 0

Loveland Ski Area 




~Andy (Find Andy’s Weather Page on Facebook or on twitter or at Andy’s Weather 

Andy is Colorado Ski Country’s Communication Coordinator. He is also a trained meteorologist with over 6 years of experience working most recently as a broadcast meteorologist.