We all know it can snow a lot in the northeast – and the powder can be absurdly deep – but we rarely go through a winter without a bit of rain and warm weather washing away at least some of the snowy gains we’ve made. Still, the snow can really pile up, and during most winters, the northeast’s snowiest spots average more snowfall than many well known western/Rocky Mountain locations. So the question is, how deep does it get here? Piece together the most correct answers to the following questions, and win a nice cozy pair of merino wool Bridgedale Ski Socks! (Note: Use the links/resources listed on this site to find the answers)
1. What is the average peak snowpack depth for Mount Mansfield, VT?
2. Why was the snowpack record for Mount Mansfield in 2010 unique?
3. On average, which mountains receive the most snowfall annually: High Peaks of the Adirondacks, Gaspe Peninsula, Green Mountains, Maine’s High Peaks or the White Mountains (choose one)?
4. Which mountains get the least? (choose one from above)
5. Describe the deepest powder you’ve skied in the northeast…
Please write out your answers in the comments section. One attempt per person, please. Thanks and good luck!
- Brian and Emily