How and where to enjoy snow in Mexico: closer than you think

06/01/2021

Snow is the result of a meteorological phenomenon that consists of the fall of small ice crystals, adopting geometric shapes, and grouping them into flakes. It is water vapor exposed to a high deposition in the atmosphere, at a temperature below 0 °C and which subsequently falls to the earth.

You are welcome to visit and explore the different places Mexico has to offer to experience this exciting natural phenomenon.

Chepe, Chihuahua: enjoy the last passenger train in Mexico in winter and discover impressive snowy landscapes from Chihuahua, which according to the SIAP, in 2017, obtained 9,107.9 million pesos from cotton production; to Sinaloa, which produces 27.03% of the country's red tomatoes.

Mexiquillo, Durango: natural park surrounded by forest and covered with snow, ready to camp! The most recommendable thing is to rent a cabin and of course, go super warm. It is located in the municipality of Pueblo Nuevo, which in 2017 produced 1.3 thousand tons of avocado.

Monterreal, Coahuila: perhaps the only ski area in Mexico located in the Arteaga mountain range, you can go down its 230-meter slope on skis or slide down 145 meters on a sled. The municipality of Arteaga stands out for its apple production, which in 2017 generated 133 million pesos.

Sombrerete, Zacatecas: due to its location, this Magical Town is a place that is propitious for strong snowfalls. Be amazed by its picturesque streets and orange quarry buildings sprinkled with snow. Don't leave without trying one of its typical dishes, the "brujitas de frijol", which according to the SIAP, 70.4 thousand tons were produced in 2017.

Also visit La Malinche, located next to the Valley of Puebla-Tlaxcala; the Nevado de Toluca; the Pico de Orizaba; or the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl.

Do you know the classification of snowfalls?

Light: less than half a centimeter thick per hour and visibility over 1 km.

Moderate: between 0.5 and 4 centimeters thick per hour and visibility between 500 and 1000 meters.

Heavy: greater than 4 and less than 7 centimeters thick per hour and visibility less than 500 meters.

Severe: more than 7 centimeters thick per hour; no visibility and winds above 70 km/h

Did you know that...?

No two snowflakes are identical. It is believed that this is because the longitudinal distance of the flake is greater than the transversal distance.