As we gear up for snow this winter, here is a little fact you probably didn’t know.

Paradise Lodge on Mount Rainier has the highest annual average snowfall of anywhere in the world.

And if that wasn’t cool enough for you, check this out!

Snowfall records for Washington are as follows:

Most Snowfall in 24 Hours: 65 inches at Crystal Mountain on 24 February 1994.
Maximum Snow Depth: 367" (30' 7") at Paradise Lodge on 9 & 10 March 1956.

Most Snowfall in 12 Months: 1140" (95' 0") at Mt. Baker Ski Area during the winter of 1998-1999. (This is a national record.)

Highest Annual Average Snowfall: 675" (56' 3") Paradise Lodge (This is the highest known in the world.)