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Kat Dierickx | 12.27.2016

We're kicking off our #52AdventureChallenge with Snowventure: an adventure in the snow. There are a ton of options to fill this challenge including sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping, visiting a backcountry hut, or simply building a snowman in your neighborhood park. 

The record for the most snowfall in one day is held by Silver Lake, Colorado. In 1921, an April snowstorm dropped 75.8 inches in a 24-hour span. The blizzard actually continued non-stop for over 32 hours and dropped a total of 95 inches of snow.

The snowiest region in the country is the Cascade Mountains of western Washington state with Mount Rainer and Mount Baker ranger stations reporting much more snow than anywhere else in the United States. The 1998-1999 season was record breaking for the Mount Baker ski area. A new world record for total annual snowfall was set when 1,140 inches, or 95 feet, fell during the season.

Average annual snowfall for places that receive over 300 inches of snow a year:

  1. Mount Rainier, Paradise Station, Washington - 671 inches
  2. Alta, Utah - 546 inches
  3. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon - 483 inches
  4. Brighton, Utah - 411 inches
  5. Echo Summit, California - 407 inches
  6. Wolf Creek Ski Area, Colorado - 392 inches
  7. Caples Lake, California - 375 inches
  8. Brian Head, Utah - 368 inches
  9. Valdez, Alaska - 326 inches
  10. Mount Evans Field Station, Colorado - 301 inches

Bundle up and browse the featured blogs below for more inspiration, or try a search for winter adventures near you. Have fun playing in the snow!

Comments

well happy new year!.. first hike for AMC Jan. 6th 2019.. 16 people showed up many from new York. we hiked painter's point trail, named after worthington whittredge whose painting "millburn", is at the newark museum. a good group, great scenic views.and lunch at hemlock falls
Went snowshoeing for the very first time! Loved it so much, I bought a pair!!
Dug our parents out of the lake house today!
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