Steamboat Springs Weather in December

Averages By Month

With an average of 39 inches (99cm) of snowfall for the month of December, Steamboat Springs is the place to be for winter lovers. Prepare for winter temperatures between 5°F (-15°C) and 29°F (-1°C). There are 10 hours of daylight to enjoy the great selection of outdoor winter fun. And the hot springs have a water temperature of 102°F (39°C) all year long allowing you to warm up.

Enjoy the unique Champagne Powder® snow whilst on the slopes, snowshoeing, dogsled-riding, snowmobiling and so much more. The Bridgestone Winter Driving School is also a great experience and so is fat tire biking. Whatever you have been up to in the outdoors, there couldn’t be anything better than warming up in the hot springs afterwards. Around the holidays you will be treated to so many fun activities- from a holiday concert to a visit with Santa and a fantastic Holiday Festival. New Year’s Eve will be something extremely special with the Torchlight Parade followed by the NYE party.

High and Low Temperature in December °F

Precipitation days in December °F

Steamboat Springs Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs boasts ideal weather for each season. Winters are snowy and temperature lows can drop to 3°F (-16°C). There is a great ski area and plenty of snow. For less busy ski lifts, visit in early April (snow conditions usually allow for slopes to stay open until mid-April).

The rainier months between April and May are also called mud season - as it’s the most rainy time and sometimes too wet to hike. Rates are cheap though and the hot springs are at their constant 102°F (39°C)- the ideal time to simply relax and enjoy the wonderful spa.

The summer months are beautifully warm and in July it can even reach highs of up to 82°F (28°C). It’s a great time to bike, hike or enjoy the summer sun at one of the lakes or the Yampa River.

The fall’s shoulder season offers temperatures ranging from highs of 72°F (22°C) in September to lows of 15°F (-9°C) in November. It’s a less busy time but still great for enjoying the outdoors by hiking or biking.

Things to know about Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs is surely one of the kindest towns in the west of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. For anyone who loves the outdoors it’s heaven on earth with its surrounding national parks.

Some of the best summer and shoulder season adventures include:
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Steamboat Springs waterfall stream spring
Steamboat Springs is a paradise and most famous for winter visitors as you can choose from endless activities outlined in the following:
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Steamboat Springs camp fire trees sky

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