4. Mt. Baker, Washington
Some of North America's deepest snowfall tallies occur in Washington state. With an annual average snowfall of 530 inches, Mt. Baker easily ranks as one of world's snowiest places. Located in the North Cascades, Baker is a thermally active volcanic crater, and second only to Mount Saint Helens in activity levels.
Mt. Baker has become a popular ski destination, and in particular, the Mt. Baker Ski Area. During the 1998 to 1999 season, more than 1,100 inches of snow fell, breaking a world record for seasonal snowfall.