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Did you know: Truckee may beat Tahoe for snow, but neither holds a snowflake to Donner Summit?

Emma Garrard/Sierra SunSerene Lakes near Donner Summit is one of the snowiest places in the United States.
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The Tahoe Basin’s yearly average snowfall is 125 inches, but season totals climb to as high as 600 inches at ski-resort elevations, according to http://www.gotahoenorth.com.

Truckee on average is slightly snowier than the Basin, with 203 inches of the white stuff per year, according to http://www.thestormking.com, ranking it as the snowiest town in America. (Second and third places are Marquette, Mich. at 180 inches and Steamboat Springs, Colo. at 173 inches.)

But head up the hill to the small communities on Donner Summit, and the annual average snowfall tops out at 409 inches, according to the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory, located in the snowy Soda Springs.


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