Are you looking to live the 'Mountain Life' with tons of awesome snow? If that's you, it might be in your best interest to move to one of these Colorado towns.

Were you aware there are towns in Colorado receiving over 200 inches of snow annually? There are several communities in the state where you can expect to get well over ten feet of snow per year.

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Before We Get Started

For this list, I am pulling data from Out There Colorado and the NOAA National Climatic Data Center for the years 1981 to 2010. Additionally, for this list, we're looking at established communities and not unpopulated portions of the state. I mention this because there exists a tremendous amount of debate regarding the snow totals collected by these sources.

For example: Out There Colorado lists Crested Butte as receiving the most annual snowfall in the state with 216.6 inches (Spoiler Alert). According to, the town of Breckenridge, Colorado, receives a total of 366 inches of snow per year. Breckenridge doesn't even appear on the list from Out There Colorado.

This is for Fun

For the purpose of this list, I'm looking for awesome Colorado communities receiving bunches and bunches of snow. That's a scientific term denoting units of measurement, "bunches and bunches."

Snow is a weird thing. Do you remember last year on October 25 when Grand Junction had one of the heaviest snows we've ever seen? Then, quickly on the heels of that, one of the most uneventful winters ever. Welcome to Colorado.

Put Simply

No matter how you look at it, Colorado is awesome. If you are looking for a fun place to live and enjoy the snow, then this list is for you. If that's not your thing, then you may be interested in a similar post I did a couple of weeks ago, Colorado Town Receiving the Least Amount of Snow.

Honorable Mention

With that in mind, I feel it necessary to create an "Honorable Mention" category. Looking at the data provided by Out There Colorado, you'll notice no mention given to Colorado towns such as Silverton, Cripple Creek, or Woodland Park.

Here We Go

Without further adieu, here's the list of the best Colorado town to live in for those who love snow.

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