20 comments on “About The Snow Contest

  1. Northern Worcester County here, we are getting 6 more inches as I type.
    I’ve heard about Erie, Ontario lake effects…but we earned #1 last year and look like a cinch for this year since the lakes are now frozen. My double wide drive is down to one lane…I hope we can wrap this up soon.
    My guess is that Wachusett Mountain ski are will be open until May.

  2. If I had to pick or bet the farm on the most lake affect snowfall a small city of lacona ny. will most likely get the most inches with adams creaping up on this city you’re talking after strong plows walking around with walls of snow neatly on either side of you being a polarbear at heart im a snow lover naturelly.

  3. Also when it comes to wetern new york and there lake effect snows lake Ontario gets the deepest lake effect snows especially around watertown and the small city of adams ny. seems to get hammered there fight in the middle of the lake effect snow belt! by far beating out erie pa.

  4. But the altime monster snowfall highwsy is of course Thompson pass from hwy 4 to hwy 1 takes the cake with the hwy closed off and on in alaskas winter has an annual snowfall of about 700 inches a year big rigs often have to be towed up the pass even chained up do to the treachery of this highway and of course the deep snows its by far the winner!

  5. The million dollar highway between leadville and Interstate 70 is supposed to be the snowiest with a pass reaching 11,518ft.respectively in February has walls on each side of some of the road as high as 15 ft from the snow plows you feel like you’re driving in a tunnel with no sealing! an a average snowfall of around almost 400 inches annually wow!

  6. To the also-rans cities in the golden snow globe national snow contest…here in Erie, Pennsylvania we are getting whollopped today. I’m guessing about a foot already and it isn’t close to stopping. Whoo-whoo-whoo!!! Catch us if you can.

  7. I absolutely, love this site. I don’t know what it is, but if you live in a snowy area, you just love to brag about it. Even people who claim to hate snow, still brag about it.

    This site is what I was looking for – I’m so glad I found it.
    Big Rapids, MI
    (1hr North of Grand Rapids)

  8. How about doing it by county instead of city? The reason is that we all know that the city has more than 100,000 people around, same here for Monroe (Rochester), and Erie (Buffalo). I don’t think it will impact the numbers too much. Also, to quality, the county must have a city that has a population >50k.

    Just a thought

    Bruce Hartley

  9. Manchester NH has a population over 100,000 and snow banks up past my waist. We might not beat Syracuse but I figure we’ve got a shot at beating out Boston.

  10. I grew up in Syracuse, NY. I now live in Texas. I do not miss the snow!!!! I can get enough snow by watching it on tv.

  11. Very nice site! I am old enough to remember the contest as I have been a life-long resident of Rochester. Thank you for starting this up again as I have some friends in Wisconsin who constantly think they have it bad when the temps get low – but their snowfall is pitiful compared to ours. What I found interesting was that when I went there in 2007 and 2008, they were having a record season and that they “thought” they had it bad at 60 inches a year. I LAUGHED when I told them the snow in our area is DOUBLE during a typical season and just to even dish it out to them more, I went outside without a shirt at like -5 and told them I didn’t know what their issue was about the cold!

    Please keep this site going, I really enjoy it and have bookmarked it.

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