New England Has One Of The Snowiest Mountains In The World
What does Japan, Alaska, and New Hampshire have in common? Well, they are all spots where you will find the most snow covered peaks in the world. A New Hampshire mountain is also the tallest peak in New England in addition to being the snowiest spot.
The Daily Passport recently detailed some of the spots across the globe that receive the most snow historically each year. In fact, we are just a few short days away from their main snow-season kicking off.
“If you’re someone who really loves fresh powder, you might want to consider visiting the following places — where living with several feet of snow outside the front door is part of everyday life,” Daily Passport states.
In New England, the snowiest mountain spot is also a highly popular winter vacation destination.
Mount Washington, New Hampshire
You know you are in an environment of with a rich history (and extreme conditions) when the location has its own museum showcasing its history. The Mount Washington Observatory runs a museum at the summit the details major events and the weather impact dating back to the 1800’s.
The Weather Channel explains that Mount Washington averages over 280 inches of snow each year. For reference, that is over 23 feet. What makes this New England mountain among the snowiest spots in the world? “The peak stands at the confluence of North America’s three major weather fronts: the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Northwest,” the Daily Passport said.
The other mountain peaks in America named as spots that receive the most snowfall are in Washington and Alaska. Compared to Mount Washington, Thompson Pass in Alaska averages 330 inches of snow per year. However, the crown for the snowiest mountain range in the country goes to Mount Rainier in Washington. The past five years, Mount Rainier has averaged 615 inches of snow annually.
If you’ve now waxed up your skies and are ready to hit the slopes, Visit Mount Washington has detailed information on each of the seven mountains in the area where you can expect some fresh powder.