No. 20: Madison, Wisc. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 51.6 inches) from American cities that get the most snowfall

American cities that get the most snowfall

No. 20: Madison, Wisc. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 51.6 inches)

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No. 20: Madison, Wisc. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 51.6 inches)

Wisconsin’s capital city starts off our list, with more than 4 feet of snow each winter on average.  That sounds like a perfect excuse to head inside for the annual Isthum Beer and Cheese Fest, held  in Madison each January.

No. 19: Fargo, N.D. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 52 inches)

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No. 19: Fargo, N.D. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 52 inches)

Fargo, eh? As you might expect, North Dakota’s largest city gets plenty of snow. But they make the most of it.

No. 18: Rochester, Minn. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 52.5 inches)

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No. 18: Rochester, Minn. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 52.5 inches)

Rochester, home of the world-famous Mayo Clinic, is also home to plenty of snow each winter.

No. 17: Denver (Avg. Yearly Snow: 53.5 inches)

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No. 17: Denver (Avg. Yearly Snow: 53.5 inches)

The Mile High City has more than 4,000 acres of parks and parkways. And winter is when the city really shines.

No. 16: Green Bay, Wisc. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 53.9 inches)

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No. 16: Green Bay, Wisc. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 53.9 inches)

Green Bay isn’t just famous for the Packers. Well, yes, it is. But it also gets a lot of snow. So bundle up if you’re heading out to the game.

No. 15: Ft. Collins, Colo. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 54.5 inches)

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No. 15: Ft. Collins, Colo. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 54.5 inches)

Carriage rides, sledding hills and caramel apples. Fort Collins makes the most of its snow each year.

No. 14: Billings, Mont. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 55.3 inches)

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No. 14: Billings, Mont. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 55.3 inches)

Bundle up in Billings. You don’t want to meet your Waterloo if you’re headed to nearby Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.

No. 13: Minneapolis/St. Paul (Avg. Yearly Snow: 55.5 inches)

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No. 13: Minneapolis/St. Paul (Avg. Yearly Snow: 55.5 inches)

Minneapolis is not afraid of a little snow. Need proof? Check out the annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.

No. 12: Salt Lake City (Avg. Yearly Snow: 56.5 inches)

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No. 12: Salt Lake City (Avg. Yearly Snow: 56.5 inches)

Nestled into the Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City promises lots of winter fun, such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

No. 11: Provo, Utah (Avg. Yearly Snow: 57.3 inches)

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No. 11: Provo, Utah (Avg. Yearly Snow: 57.3 inches)

The home of Brigham Young University, Provo is known for it’s gorgeous views, all year round.

No. 10: Worcester, Mass. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 65.6 inches)

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No. 10: Worcester, Mass. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 65.6 inches)

Worcester is the first city on our list to top 5 feet of snow each year. It’s wicked deep!

No. 9: South Bend, Ind. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 68 inches)

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No. 9: South Bend, Ind. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 68 inches)

Make the most all that lake-effect snow in South Bend by skiing under the stars in beautiful St. Patrick’s County Park.

 

No. 8: Cleveland (Avg. Yearly Snow: 68.5 inches)

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No. 8: Cleveland (Avg. Yearly Snow: 68.5 inches)

Snow off Lake Erie keeps Clevelanders busy every winter. But there’s plenty to do, inside and out, in the “Rock and Roll Capital of the World.”

No. 7: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 75.3 inches)

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No. 7: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 75.3 inches)

Grand Rapids is not messing around. We’re up to 6+ feet of snow each winter. But fear not; there’s lots to do in Western Michigan’s largest city.

 

No. 6: Anchorage, Alaska (Avg. Yearly Snow: 75.6 inches)

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No. 6: Anchorage, Alaska (Avg. Yearly Snow: 75.6 inches)

If you’re going to do winter, you might as well DO winter. Anchorage says it’s the rare kind of place where you can meet a moose and walk on a glacier.

No. 5: Boulder, Colo. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 87.6 inches)

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No. 5: Boulder, Colo. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 87.6 inches)

Boulder has been called one of America’s “happiest cities.” With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder.

No. 4: Buffalo, N.Y. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 96.1 inches)

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No. 4: Buffalo, N.Y. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 96.1 inches)

We’re getting in deep now. Buffalo is up to a few flakes north of 8 feet of snow each year. How much do they embrace winter? You can even take curling lessons.

No. 3: Rochester, N.Y. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 100.5 inches)

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No. 3: Rochester, N.Y. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 100.5 inches)

Yes, that’s a lot of snow. But if you’re just going to stay inside in Rochester, you’re missing out.

No. 2: Erie, Pa. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 100.8 inches)

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No. 2: Erie, Pa. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 100.8 inches)

Erie, Pa., is home to more than 100,000 people and a LOT of snow. The beautiful beaches on Lake Erie are an obvious draw in the summer, but there’s still fun to be had in the winter.

No. 1: Syracuse, N.Y. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 126.3 inches)

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No. 1: Syracuse, N.Y. (Avg. Yearly Snow: 126.3 inches)

Syracuse is the king of the snow hill. More than 10 feet of snow each year! But with trails and ski slopes, outdoor ice rinks, snowmobiling and more they say they ‘don’t shut down for winter.’ 

American cities that get the most snowfall