The 8 Snowiest Cities in the World

While some cities only see a few inches of snow annually, others get hammered with multiple feet. The top three snowiest cities in the world, which are all located in Japan, are Aomori, Sapporo and Toyama, respectively. In Aomori, the average snowfall amount is 312 inches, and Sapporo has an average of 191 inches of snow. Toyama receives an average of 143 inches. The 8 snowiest cities in the world appear to be perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, especially skiers. Although the list contains cities from all over the world, they all seem to be very familiar with shoveling and other snow removal methods. When blizzards shut down some cities, these cities go on with everyday life and travel at ease. Check out these eight snowy cities where white-out conditions, blizzards, and below-freezing temperatures are nothing new.

Toyama, Hokuriku, Japan

Erie, Pennsylvania

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Syracuse, NY

Valdez, Alaska

Aomori City, Tōhoku, Japan

Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada



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