Two years ago, I became an Australian citizen, which was one of the proudest moments of my life. Even though England will always have a special place in my heart, there is no compelling reason to reside there. One of the main reasons is the weather and eternally dark Winter months. Most of the time, I dreamed of warmer climates and a more active outdoor existence.
When traveling, it is important to be prepared for what to expect weather-wise. For example, If you are visiting South Australia in Summer, it’s unlikely that you will need a jacket; whereas in Queensland (where it rains a lot), you more than likely will. The same would apply when visiting the British Isles, where you can normally expect to experience four seasons in a day.
Obviously, the local Bureau of Meteorology is prone to get it wrong sometimes; however using this resource as a referencing point can pay dividends for your holiday.
Most people travelling to Aspen will go for skiing activities, and general Winter fun. In a previous article, I mentioned that warm layers, thermal jackets, decent gloves, and specialist ski socks are really essential for this type of holiday.
During Winter, temperatures can plummet to a ridiculously icy 0° Fahrenheit, which means meticulous preparation is a prerequisite. Aspen is located in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, and is 7945 Feet above sea level. Therefore, residents can typically expect about 300 inches of snowfall in the colder Winter months
Due to Aspen’s high altitude, the weather is pretty moderate all year round. Between June and September, the temperatures hit the mid 70’s, which is very pleasant. However, the rest of the year (with the exclusion of Winter) is relatively low (between 45 and 63 Fahrenheit), so packing a good jacket or raincoat is highly recommended. There is also a good chance of rain, so investing in a decent umbrella would be a shrewd decision.