The average annual snowfall on Vail Mountain is 348 inches. Typically, January is the month with the greatest amount of snow, averaging 64 inches at the top of the mountain. December and January tend to be the coldest months in Vail, when the highs reach 27°F and 28°F respectively. Nighttime temperatures drop well below freezing in winter—perfect for cozying up in front of a warm fireplace.
July represents the warmest month on average, with the high temperature topping out at a comfortable 76°F. Mix in the greater-than-80% chance of sunshine, and you’ve got the recipe for an ideal summer vacation in Vail.
To help you prepare for your own Vail vacation, we have assembled some helpful weather-related resources. If you’re coming to ski or snowboard, keep an eye on the Vail ski conditions. Or, see for yourself with the real-time view a ski webcam affords. If you plan to drive, check the current road conditions, travel alerts and traffic cameras at COTrip.org before you leave home.