Ready or not, winter comes to Wyoming every year.

Wyoming winters can be long and brutal, but they do provide an opportunity for outdoor recreation and stunning scenery. But, it's cold, driving is a pain, and it gets dark at like 4:30 PM. Making it through our winters is the price we pay to have wonderful cool summers, with no humidity.

Here are the five stages of living through a Wyoming winter...


  • 1

    October: Denial

    Bill Schwamle, Townsquare Media

    It's totally still fall and it's going to be fall forever, right?

  • 2

    November: Acceptance


    Snow was kind of fun right? Snowmen, skiing, hot chocolate, and it looks pretty.

  • 3

    December: Anger

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    "Why didn't I get a snowblower this year?" "It's normal that I can't feel my toes, right?"

  • 4

    January: Depression

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    "I forget what it feels like to be warm. Winter is never going to end..."

  • 5

    March: Relief

    Bill Schwamle, Townsquare Media

    It occasionally gets warmer, and while there's still snow chances... spring is finally coming!