10 Most Snowiest Places In The World
Knowingly or unknowingly we all have sung to, 'Do you wanna a build a Snowman..' in Frozen. More than the cute girl and her sweet voice, I think what got us to sing along and watch Frozen more than 10 times is our attraction to snow. These fluffy, white magical creations have been in our dreams since we were kids. Even now, it gets us all excited. To be honest, even writing about it makes me happy. What's more exciting is that these fairytale places do exist!
From being a little snowy to being the snowiest, these ten snowiest places on earth will take you back to our childhood dream.
Come, let us build a Snowman.
1. Paradise Ranger Station, Mt. Rainier, Washington
Located on the Southern slope of Mount Rainier National park, Paradise Ranger Station stands true to its name. With an annual snowfall of approximately 675.6 inches, Paradise is by far the snowiest place in the US and is the snowiest mountain on earth.
What to do: Go snowboarding and snowshoeing. Visit the iconic Mount Rainier National park. Blooming with wildflowers, this subalpine meadow will be a refreshing sight and offers Hiking, Camping, and field trips.
Where to Stay: You can check for availability at the Inns inside Mount Rainier National Park.
Closest Airport: Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport (SEA).
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2. Valdez, Alaska
Valdez is a Seaport city in the State of Alaska. Camouflaged by the Glaciated Chugach Mountains, Valdez is the snowiest place in America receiving an approximate 326 inches of annual snowfall.
What to do: Home to just 4,000 residents, Valdez is famous for Heli-skiing, snowcat skiing, Arctic sunbathing and Sea Kayaking. And don't forget to catch some fish and fry them by yourself.
Closest Airport: Valdez Airport - Domestic, Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport - International.
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3. Aomori, Japan
Mounted on the highest peak of the Hakkoda Mountains, Aomori city receives an annual snowfall of 312 inches making it one of the snowiest places in the world. Not just Aomori city but the country of Japan is one of the countries to experience snow all year
What to do: From Snow sculptures to winter fireworks to ice sports like tubing and snowshoeing, enjoy the famous Winter Festival in Aomori.
Closest Airport: Aomori Airport, Japan (Domestic & International).
4. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
The Second largest French-speaking City of Quebec, Canada is one of the oldest settlements and a UNESCO World heritage site. This snowy wonderland receives an average snowfall of 124 inches and is a popular tourist destination.
What to do: Visit the Quebec City during the Winter carnival held between January and February and enjoy the amazing experience filled with fun rides and plenty of activities to choose from.
Closest Airport: Québec City Jean Lesage Airport, Canada (Domestic & International).
5. Oslo, Norway
Known for producing some of the finest athletes for Winter Olympics, Oslo is a classic location to visit during the winters. With a dreamy natural light that highlights the snow cover, Oslo is definitely one of the places with the best skiing trail in the world.
What to do: Visit Korketrekkeren for a Toboggan run, Go skiing at Oslo Winter park, Explore the historic landmark of Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower and have a sip of the Steaming Coffee.
Closest Airport: Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (Domestic & International).
Covered in a thick blanket of snow and ice, the frosty country of Greenland is one of the pristine snow locations. If you're a lover of scenic beauty then this aesthetically splendid place of Greenland is your destination.
What to do: Indulge in activities like Snow Mobiling, Dog Sledging, Ski Touring, Kayaking, and plenty more adventures and enjoy your nights by setting up a tent under the mystical sky.
Closest Airport: Any Airport in Greenland.
7. Sapporo, Japan
One of Japan's major youngest cities, Sapporo hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972 which gives a clear idea of how snowy the place is. This snowiest Japanese city produces an annual snowfall of 191 inches and is also known for its Ramen and Beer.
What to do: Catch the annually held festival of Yuki Matsuri (popularly known as Sapporo Snow festival) and pay a visit to the Sapporo Brewery.
Closest Airport: New Chitose Airport, Sapporo (Domestic & International).
8. St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Situated on the Eastern tip of Avalon Peninsula, St. John is the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The city sees a heavy snowfall of 132 inches annually and is constantly hit by freezing rains and dropping temperatures, making it one of the major snow places in the World.
What to do: Ziplining, Go Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing and Watch a live Ice Hockey game.
Closest Airport: St. John's Airport, Canada (Domestic & International).
9. Chamonix, France
Chamonix in the Romantic country of France and is known as the 'Gateway of European Cascades'. Located in the region of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, this is where the first Winter Olympics was held in 1924. The French alpine town also receives an annual average snowfall of approximately 376.8 inches, it is one of the snowiest places in Europe.
What to do: Go Hiking, Skiing, Climbing, and hop on into a cable car at Vallée Blanche Cable Car.
Closest Airport: Geneva Airport, Geneva (Domestic & International).
10. Siberia, Russia
Siberia is an extensive geographical region in the east accounting for more than 77% of Russia's land area which also means it has one of the largest snow spread in Asia and in the world. Enjoy the endless winters and the extreme temperature.
What to do: Stay in a wooden house, ride in a Reindeer carriage; take a boat trip in the ice-cold lakes.
Closest Airport: Any Airport in Siberia
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