Vail Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Vail, Colorado during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for the ski resort, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 60, 70 or 80 °F each month in Vail, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

The first set of high and low temperatures are averages for 2010 to 2019. Everything else here is based on 1991 to 2020 weather recorded at an elevation of 8304 feet (2531 metres).

10-year temperature averages for Vail, 2010 to 2019
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
28 6 January -2 -14
33 10 February 1 -12
44 17 March 6 -8
51 25 April 10 -4
60 30 May 15 -1
74 36 June 23 2
77 43 July 25 6
74 41 August 24 5
68 35 September 20 2
54 26 October 12 -3
39 15 November 4 -9
29 8 December -2 -13
52 24 Year 11 -4
30-year temperature averages for Vail, 1991 to 2020
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
29 7 January -2 -14
33 9 February 1 -13
42 17 March 5 -9
49 24 April 10 -5
60 31 May 16 -1
71 36 June 22 2
77 42 July 25 5
74 41 August 23 5
67 34 September 19 1
54 25 October 12 -4
38 15 November 3 -9
28 7 December -2 -14
52 24 Year 11 -5

Days of Hot Weather in Vail

Vail is not a place for hot weather. Temperatures in the 90s Fahrenheit (32 °C) are not normal here. Typically, just 20 days in a summer make it to 80 degrees F or higher.

Days per month in Vail of at least 60, 70 or 80 °F
  60 °F
16 °C
70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
January 0 0 0
February 0 0 0
March 0 0 0
April 5 1 0
May 19 6 0
June 28 21 3
July 31 29 11
August 31 26 5
September 26 12 1
October 11 2 0
November 0 0 0
December 0 0 0
Year 150 95 20

How Often Vail Has Cold Temperatures

Most nights at Vail are below freezing, and a frosty night can even happen here in summer. From October to April, the nights sometimes drop to 0 °F (-18 °C ) or less. Negative temperatures occur 25 times a year on average.

Most winter days remain below freezing for the entire day. Frosty days can show up as early as October or as late as May. The resort city averages 71 days a year when the thermometer never rises above 32 °F.

Days per month on average in Vail when the minimum temperature drops to 32, 20, or 10 °F or below
  10 °F
-12 °C
20 °F
-8 °C
32 °F
0 °C
January 21 28 31
February 14 24 28
March 7 19 31
April 1 8 28
May 0 1 21
June 0 0 7
July 0 0 1
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 12
October 1 6 28
November 9 22 30
December 19 29 31
Year 72 137 248
References

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Month and Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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