Snow? In Texas? It’s Not Out of the Question!

In the northern parts of the US, snow and winter go together like peanut butter and jelly. For those who enjoy winter sports such as skiing and ice skating, the northern states are the places to be in the colder-weather months of the year. Travelers can pack up their snowsuits and warm mittens and head north to catch the kind of snow drifts that would make Elsa proud.

Although white winters are less common in the southern states, they are not unheard of. And while visions of Texas might include a sweltering sun and a beach or lake, Texas, believe it or not, does sometimes get bitterly cold winters. Although snow isn’t common in much of the state, it isn’t unheard of, either. In the northwest part of the state, especially, snow is all but guaranteed in the winter months. If you are looking to catch some powder in the great state of Texas, look no further than these winter-y destinations in the Lone Star State.

Where to find snow in Texas

  • AmarilloTexas’ best bet for snow in wintertime is Amarillo, a panhandle city in the northwest part of the state. With an average yearly snowfall of 15 inches, Amarillo is one of the chilliest spots in the Lone Star State. Head to Amarillo if you want to build a snowman this winter- and don’t forget to check out the area’s most famous landmark, Cadillac Ranch, dusted in powder. So pretty!
  • LubbockLocated about two hours south of Amarillo, Lubbock receives about eight inches of snowfall annually. Home to Texas Tech University, Lubbock is a pretty place to take a stroll after fresh snow has fallen. With loads of unique museums, Lubbock has a lot to offer guests who want to stay out of the cold and well as fun for people who want to frolic outdoors, too.
  • El Paso– In the far west part of Texas you’ll find El Paso, a city on the border of Texas and Mexico. Although El Paso doesn’t receive a ton of snow each year, the average snowfall in El Paso is about seven inches. Take advantage of local natural sites and explore them in the snow for the ultimate winter experience. Hueco Tanks State Park and Franklin Mountains State Park are both great spots in the El Paso to experience the best of Mother Nature in cold weather months.

Amarillo lodging

When you go in search of snow in Texas, you’ll want to find a spot to cozy up at night and drink a warm beverage while you relax- maybe by the fire. Look no further than Fort Amarillo RV Park. Enjoy the campground’s indoor heated pool after a long day in the cold weather, as well as the stream-fed fishing pond, fitness room and more. The lighted walkways mean you can easily navigate the campground even when the sun sets early in the winter. Located right off I-40, Fort Amarillo RV Park is a great destination year-round to enjoy a getaway to the Texas panhandle.


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