You don't become a world-class tourist destination if you have bad weather most of the year. With so many people visiting Aspen each year, what is the weather really like there?

Aspen is one of Colorado's tourism hotspots. While the ski season in Aspen is most sought after, there are plenty of fun things to do there all year long.

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What is Weather Like in Aspen, Colorado?

In Aspen, the summer months are warm and dry and perfect for outdoor activities. The winters are freezing and snowy, and that helps provide for some of the best skiing and winter activities anywhere in the country.

December and January are the coldest months of the year in Aspen. The spring months are very cool, and the comfortable summer weather usually arrives in late May or early June. The cool fall temps return by mid-September.

What is the Average Daytime High Temperature in Aspen, Colorado?

Aspen temperatures range between around 7 degrees above zero in the winter, and the area usually tops out between 75 and 80 during the summer months. Temperatures in Aspen are rarely below zero degrees during the winter, and rarely above the low 80s in the summer.

Aspen's warmest summer temp on record was recorded last year in July of 1917 when the afternoon high reached 94 degrees. The coldest temp on record in Aspen was recorded at -37 degrees in January of 1943.

How Much Snowfall Does Aspen, Colorado See Each Year?

Aspen sees about 245 sunny days out of the year. The best chance for clear skies occurs from May to November. February is the cloudiest month in Aspen.

Aspen gets about 20 inches of rainfall over the course of a year. The National average is about 38 inches. During the winter months, Aspen sees a whopping 156 inches of snow each winter on average. Out of the entire 365-day calendar each year, Aspen spends about 110 days a year with rain or snowfall.

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