Winter in Salt Lake has more to offer than just cold , snow, and ice. Along with downhill skiing and snowboarding, you can also try your hand at ice skating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Fun activities that get you outside in the winter is one of Salt Lake’s great advantages.
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.
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Utah’s balmy winter weather may have you ready to throw out your winter coat, but hold that thought, at least for a few more decades. The state has been breaking heat records for months and is nearing a record low for snowfall.
Daily high temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 43°F to 35°F , rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 56°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 35°F on December 31.
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Based on average daily snowfall, a metric that I prefer because it adjusts for the number of days in each month, the snowiest months are January and February , although again, the difference relative to December and March is very small.
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The first snowfall of winter for Salt Lake City usually arrives in November, although about one in four Octobers also get some snow . The season’s last snowfall typically happens in April. Very rarely a few snowflakes also land in May. Salt Lake City is normally free of snow every year from June to September.
Fall foliage is beautiful throughout the state; it’s the perfect time to enjoy a scenic drive or outdoor recreation. Winter is cold and snowy in the north, but the southern part of the state gets very little snow. The national parks are open, so if you don’t mind the cold, it’s a good time to explore.
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December is a great time to explore Zion without the crowds. The glistening snow in the canyon and on top of the towering cliffs makes the park very photography-friendly. Make sure to catch sunrise or sunset from Canyon Overlook Trail or Watchman Overlook Trail. Another great activity in December is hiking.
December brings the cold winter season to Utah , with a significant amount of snowfall. The average high temperatures are in the mild 30°F (-1.1°C) to 53°F (11.7°C) zone, and the average low temperatures are in the frigid 10°F (-12.2°C) to 30°F (-1.1°C) range. December is generally a month to avoid a visit to Utah .
The Rocky Mountains to the east and north usually block powerful polar highs from affecting the state during the winter. Temperatures rarely fall below 0°F (-18°C), but frequently stay below freezing.