How much snow does Salt Lake City get in the winter?

Does Salt Lake City get a lot of snow?

Although average snowfall is relatively high, large snowstorms of more than about 12 inches (30 cm) are rare in the valley. In addition, average winter temperatures in the city are usually not cold enough to support snow cover all winter long.

Does it snow more Colorado or Utah?

“There really is no argument,” says University of Utah professor of atmospheric science Jim Steenburgh, avid skier, and author of Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth, which dissects the science behind Utah’s abundant powder. “Alta and Snowbird get more snow than any resort in Colorado and have more deep powder days.

How bad are winters in Utah?

Winter lasts from December through February with long periods of snowfall, freezing temperatures and short daylight hours. December and January are the coldest months of the year. The shortest day is December 21, (winter solstice) with just nine hours of daylight.

What part of Utah gets the least snow?

If you’re curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in Utah with at least snow snowfall: Washington — 1.8 inches. St. George — 2.5 inches.

Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:

  • Salt Lake City — 61.1 inches.
  • West Valley City — 49.9 inches.
  • Provo — 50.5 inches.
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Does Salt Lake City or Denver get more snow?

Salt Lake City averages 53.6 inches of snow per year. Denver averages 60.2 inches of snow per year.

Is Salt Lake City colder than Denver?

When you compare Salt Lake City versus Denver, you’ll find winters are more extreme and colder in SLC while summers are cooler in Denver. Denver gets more sun and milder temperatures while Salt Lake is more known for its extremes. You’ll also get more snow in Salt Lake City.

Who gets the most snow in Colorado?

Some of the Colorado towns with typically the most snow include Crested Butte, Vail, Steamboat Springs, Aspen, and Telluride. Crested Butte, for example, receives a majority of its snow in March (23 inches).