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At 9,000 feet, Winter Park is nestled high in the Rocky Mountains. The altitude accounts for a large differentiation between daily and overnight temperatures. In the summer, for example, when Winter Park is at its warmest, average highs reach into the upper 80s. Overnight lows, however, are often only in the upper-40s to lower-50s. You should probably bring a jacket, at least, if you are visiting in the summer, because you might be caught outside on a suddenly chilly evening. The Alpine climate also means that temperatures in the winter are often below freezing—good news for skiers and snowboarders. Average highs December through March are in the lower-40s. Lows at this time remain in the mid-20s.
Average precipitation is pretty constant throughout the year. Each month receives, on average, two inches of precipitation. It is slightly wetter in March through May. March and May receive 2.5 inches of precipitation, and April gets 3 inches. Because of the constant low temperatures, snow is permitted to accumulate, guaranteeing ideal skiing conditions each winter. Winter Park has an average snowfall of 6 inches a month from the middle of November through February. In May, this becomes 360 inches of average snowfall each year.