Salt Lake City Weather in December

Averages By Month

December Overview

The ski season begins! The weather in Salt Lake City in December offers everything you need in order to make it the base for your ski trip! First of all it is the snowiest month of the whole year with an average of 13.2 inches (33.5 cm) of snowfall. Temperatures range between 27°F (-3°C) and 39°F (4°C) in December. Certainly not one of the coldest ski resorts but do still prepare for it to be chillier when you get up to the mountain tops. There is an average of 9h of daylight and the Great Salt Lake water temperature measures a chilly 37°F (3°C).

You won’t be alone in enjoying some of the Nations’s grandest ski resorts as it tends to get busy in December in Salt Lake City (especially around the holidays) - just make sure to book your spot well in advance. There is also lots going on in Salt Lake City itself - from the Christkindlmarkt to the Festival of Trees. And check out the Last Hurrah SLC on New Year’s Eve!

High and Low Temperature in December °F

Water Temperature in December °F

Current Weather Salt Lake City

52°F clear sky
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Salt Lake City

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

40° 45° 55° 63° 72° 83° 90° 89° 79° 66° 51° 39°

Low °F

27° 31° 38° 44° 52° 61° 68° 67° 58° 47° 36° 27°


10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9

Rain days

6 5 7 7 6 3 2 2 3 4 5 6

Water °F

13° 11° 13°

Salt Lake City Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Salt Lake City

Well, Salt Lake City has something to offer to everyone each season of the year. Skiers obviously head there when the nearby ski resorts are open which is usually between the end of November until mid-April.

Spring and fall are great to get outdoorsy whilst avoiding the summer crowd and heat and for grabbing better deals. Fall is definitely preferred over springtime given much less crowds.

And summers are nice and hot with highs of up to 90°F (32°C). So while it’s a great time to go for a hike, you might want to choose trails in the woods to get some shade too!

Things to know about Salt Lake City

Utah’s largest city is beautiful and has lots of sights. Salt Lake City is located in the middle of some stunning scenery including cliffs, vast bridges connecting the mountains as well as desert flatlands - the contrasts are magical! The founder of the city is Brigham Young - the head of the Mormons, who started to erect the first buildings in 1847.

Salt Lake City was and remains a trade centre and transport hub for the surrounding mining hubs given the rich reservoirs of copper, coal and oil. Since 2002, when Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics, it started to attract more visitors too. Nowadays you can choose from masses of hotels, entertainment, shops, restaurants and sights too.

Beside the city’s own attractions, Salt Lake City is best known and loved by ski fans. In the immediate surrounding of the city you will find fantastic ski resorts. Not just during winter but also in summer, visitors can enjoy staying in Salt Lake City as a base to explore the surrounding nature.

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