Even though the shadow of global warming swings cynically over the future of our environment, there are a few cities on earth that inescapably encounter a large amount of snow. This might sound contradictory, reviewing the ‘warming’ aspect of the climate change, but these extreme and unusual weather conditions have a link to the rise in temperature. While some cities are under warmer weather and very less precipitation, the others have the most severe and disruptive patterns of the cold weather. Read further and get to know about the top snowiest places on earth.
Aomori City, Japan
By many records, Aomori City is the snowiest place on earth that receives around 312 inches of snowfall each year. The reason behind this, is its location, atop the highest point in the Hakkoda Mountains. In winters, this area tends to attract heavy clouds and dense fog. As a whole, Japan receives more snowfall than any other place on the planet. So, if you love snow and want to experience something extreme, book cheap flights to this country and have a chilly vacation.
Mt. Rainier, Washington
If you love snow, Mount Rainier is amazing place for you, especially in winters. Paradise Ranger Station is the snowiest place in the park, receiving around 56 feet of snow each year. The mountain is located at a height of 4,392 meters above sea level, which creates a magnificent environment for a lot of snow.
Up in the North in the state of Alaska, the town of Alyeska receives a 42-53 feet of snow every year. In one of the recents events, Alyeska was completely buried after it saw 73 feet of snow. With this amount of snow each year, it is not really surprising to know that this town has one of the most popular ski resorts in the entire state.
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
This beautiful region of Newfoundland receives around 131 inches of snow every year. Not only this, when the temperatures get warmer, St.John’s is blessed with more rain as compared to any other place in Canada. It is a historically significant place for tourism with its rich history as an English colony and is inhabited by more than 100,000 people.
Another city of Japan that receives a lot of snow is Sapporo; although not as much as Aomori City. As per records, it gets around 191 inches of snow every year and is quite popular among tourists because of the snow festival it hosts. Sapporo Snow Festival includes things like snow sculptures and lots of yummy food.
Mount Washington, New Hampshire
No stranger to snowstorms, the East Coast of the U.S. houses the snowiest place, Mount Washington in New Hampshire. This place is also a very windy peak, due to which the snow is blown off quite quickly to the nearby ravines. So much snow at this mountain makes it one of the best and popular places to ski in the East.
Chamonix is one of the best places to ski in all of Europe because of the amount of snowfall it receives. Stamped with 31 feet of snow every year, it was actually home to the first winter Olympic games in 1924.
Did you feel the chill yet? If yes, then plan a vacation and head to any of the above mentioned destinations. Happy Winters!