Salt Lake City

The Wasatch Mountains are in perfect position to catch the moisture of storms barreling across the barren stretches of The Great Basin to the west. The combination of location, topography, and elevation of Little Cottonwood Canyon produces the greatest snowfall totals in the range. Snowbird averages over 500 inches and its neighbor up the canyon, Alta, averages 551 inches every year. Read more here. —Drew Petersen

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