Snow in Mexico… It Does Exist!

You don’t have to travel north to get a glimpse at winter landscapes. Here are five places in Mexico where you can find snow.

10 Jul 2019

It’s that time of the year! We are only a few weeks away from the winter solstice, and cold fronts have already forced our heavier jackets out of storage. In addition to the low temperatures, this season is characterized by the desolation and colors of its dramatic landscapes that on more than one occasion have inspired works of art.

However, the tiny flakes of infinite shapes and sizes are not merely poetic. Snow is also the source of endless fun, which is why every year thousands of travelers pack their bags in search of it. While many believe that you have to go to the countries of the north to see it, there are a handful of destinations in Mexico that offer their own white landscapes, and we are here to tell you where they are.

Arteaga, Coahuila

This pueblo mágico is known as the “Mexican Switzerland.” Located in the outskirts of Saltillo, it is one of the few places in the country where it is possible to ski or snowboard. Here you can stay in a small, cozy cabin for the weekend while contemplating the town’s snow-covered streets, houses, and cathedral.

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Copper Canyon, Chihuahua

One of Mexico’s most stunning natural wonders during the winter season are the snow-clad canyons of Copper Canyon. To visit this area, your best option is to climb aboard the famous passenger train, Chepe, and observe the dramatic beauty of the Sierra Tarahumara from the windows of this unique travel experience.

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Mexiquillo, Durango

Every year this forest is filled with frosty trees, abandoned tunnels, and frozen waterfalls. It is the ideal place to admire the snowy landscapes that nature offers. Adventurers and naturalists will revel in climbing and hiking the many trails of Mexiquillo National Park in their winter gear.

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Sombrerete, Zacatecas

Situated at over 2,300 meters above sea level, this pueblo mágico is draped in a blanket of white during the last months of the year. The town’s colonial buildings offer visitors a winter landscape rarely seen in Mexico.

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Nevado de Toluca, State of Mexico

For extreme adventure lovers, there is no better place than the Nevado de Toluca. This stratovolcano, located just a few hours from Mexico City, provides visitors the best winter has to offer. You can find everything from springs with transparent waters and temperate skies to challenging, snowy hikes.

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Other articles that may interest you:

El Chepe: Sierra Tarahumara by train
Finding the Monarch Butterflies of Central Mexico
Five “Magical Beaches” in Mexico