The 10 Snowiest Cities In Colorado For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in Colorado have the most snow every year.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our first time ranking the snowiest cities in Colorado.

Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in Colorado can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.

This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Aspen, the snowiest place in Colorado.

So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which Colorado cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in Colorado with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Centennial State.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Colorado For 2021

  1. Aspen
  2. Steamboat Springs
  3. Edwards
  4. Gypsum
  5. Eagle
  6. Avon
  7. Vail
  8. Gunnison
  9. Woodland Park
  10. Durango

What's the snowiest place in Colorado with more than 5,000 people? That would be Aspen with an average annual snowfall of 152.4 inches.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.

And if you already knew these places were snowy, check out the best places to live in Colorado or the cheapest places in Colorado.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Colorado For 2021

Aspen, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,740
Average Annual Snowfall: 152.4 inches
More on Aspen: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Steamboat Springs, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 12,148
Average Annual Snowfall: 149.7 inches
More on Steamboat Springs: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,792
Average Annual Snowfall: 113.5 inches
More on Edwards: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Gypsum, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,685
Average Annual Snowfall: 113.5 inches
More on Gypsum: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Eagle, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,553
Average Annual Snowfall: 113.5 inches
More on Eagle: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Avon, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,414
Average Annual Snowfall: 113.5 inches
More on Avon: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Vail, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,321
Average Annual Snowfall: 113.5 inches
More on Vail: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Gunnison, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,955
Average Annual Snowfall: 96.7 inches
More on Gunnison: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Woodland Park, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,155
Average Annual Snowfall: 93.2 inches
More on Woodland Park: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Durango, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,486
Average Annual Snowfall: 89.3 inches
More on Durango: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Colorado With The Most Snow

In order to rank the snowiest cities in Colorado, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Centennial State get the most annual snowfall.

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

  • Denver -- 60.1 inches
  • Colorado Springs -- 67.1 inches
  • Aurora -- 57.3 inches

There's a complete chart at the bottom.

If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in Colorado with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Orchard Mesa -- 21.3 inches
  2. Grand Junction -- 21.3 inches
  3. Clifton -- 21.3 inches

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Colorado

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Aspen 152.4 6,740
2 Steamboat Springs 149.7 12,148
3 Edwards 113.5 9,792
4 Gypsum 113.5 6,685
5 Eagle 113.5 6,553
6 Avon 113.5 6,414
7 Vail 113.5 5,321
8 Gunnison 96.7 5,955
9 Woodland Park 93.2 7,155
10 Durango 89.3 17,486
11 Boulder 88.7 103,919
12 Longmont 88.7 89,814
13 Lafayette 88.7 26,430
14 Louisville 88.7 19,548
15 Superior 88.7 12,815
16 Gunbarrel 88.7 9,184
17 Lakewood 78.6 147,836
18 Arvada 78.6 111,658
19 Dakota Ridge 78.6 33,580
20 Ken Caryl 78.6 33,021
21 Wheat Ridge 78.6 30,863
22 Columbine 78.6 24,709
23 Golden 78.6 19,780
24 Evergreen 78.6 8,688
25 Fairmount 78.6 8,222
26 Applewood 78.6 7,623
27 Edgewater 78.6 5,237
28 Highlands Ranch 73.6 104,432
29 Castle Rock 73.6 52,143
30 Parker 73.6 47,342
31 Lone Tree 73.6 12,462
32 The Pinery 73.6 11,384
33 Castle Pines 73.6 10,399
34 Roxborough Park 73.6 9,859
35 Stonegate 73.6 9,264
36 Fort Collins 71.2 153,292
37 Loveland 71.2 71,755
38 Wellington 71.2 6,934
39 Estes Park 71.2 6,103
40 Berthoud 71.2 5,497
41 Colorado Springs 67.1 442,040
42 Security-Widefield 67.1 34,836
43 Fountain 67.1 27,062
44 Cimarron Hills 67.1 16,746
45 Fort Carson 67.1 14,742
46 Black Forest 67.1 12,918
47 Woodmoor 67.1 8,427
48 Gleneagle 67.1 6,470
49 Monument 67.1 6,252
50 Stratmoor 67.1 6,035
51 Air Force Academy 67.1 5,864
52 Manitou Springs 67.1 5,211
53 Trinidad 64.7 8,470
54 Denver 60.1 649,654
55 Glenwood Springs 58.7 9,756
56 Rifle 58.7 9,451
57 Cortez 58.7 8,571
58 Carbondale 58.7 6,516
59 Aurora 57.3 345,867
60 Centennial 57.3 106,604
61 Littleton 57.3 44,553
62 Englewood 57.3 31,877
63 Greenwood Village 57.3 14,920
64 Cherry Creek 57.3 12,087
65 Cherry Hills Village 57.3 6,329
66 Sheridan 57.3 5,912
67 Dove Valley 57.3 5,600
68 Craig 53.1 8,983
69 Salida 49.8 5,373
70 Delta 48.9 8,779
71 Pueblo 47.1 108,073
72 Pueblo West 47.1 30,440
73 Thornton 46.9 127,688
74 Westminster 46.9 110,598
75 Commerce City 46.9 50,346
76 Northglenn 46.9 37,754
77 Brighton 46.9 35,582
78 Sherrelwood 46.9 19,209
79 Welby 46.9 16,408
80 Federal Heights 46.9 12,037
81 Berkley 46.9 11,599
82 Derby 46.9 8,565
83 Twin Lakes Cdp (Adams County) 46.9 6,698
84 Broomfield 45.5 60,699
85 Montrose 39.0 18,970
86 Greeley 37.9 97,074
87 Windsor 37.9 20,455
88 Evans 37.9 20,308
89 Erie 37.9 19,948
90 John 37.9 12,818
91 Firestone 37.9 11,255
92 Frederick 37.9 10,186
93 Fort Lupton 37.9 7,669
94 Milliken 37.9 5,975
95 Lochbuie 37.9 5,222
96 Alamosa 33.3 9,592
97 Sterling 29.4 14,046
98 Fort Morgan 27.3 11,377
99 Brush 27.3 5,488
100 La Junta 25.7 7,018

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