The 10 Snowiest Cities In Idaho For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in Idaho have the most snow every year.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our first time ranking the snowiest cities in Idaho.

Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in Idaho can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.

This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Hailey, the snowiest place in Idaho.

So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which Idaho cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in Idaho with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Gem State.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Idaho For 2021

  1. Hailey
  2. Sandpoint
  3. Pocatello
  4. Preston
  5. Rexburg
  6. Ammon
  7. Chubbuck
  8. Moscow
  9. Idaho Falls
  10. Rathdrum

What's the snowiest place in Idaho with more than 5,000 people? That would be Hailey with an average annual snowfall of 88.7 inches.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.

And if you already knew these places were snowy, check out the best places to live in Idaho or the cheapest places in Idaho.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Idaho For 2021

Hailey, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,002
Average Annual Snowfall: 88.7 inches
More on Hailey: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Sandpoint, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,571
Average Annual Snowfall: 58.7 inches
More on Sandpoint: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Pocatello, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 54,549
Average Annual Snowfall: 56.6 inches
More on Pocatello: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Preston, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,190
Average Annual Snowfall: 55.2 inches
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Rexburg, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 26,723
Average Annual Snowfall: 54.7 inches
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Ammon, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 14,469
Average Annual Snowfall: 49.5 inches
More on Ammon: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Chubbuck, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 14,224
Average Annual Snowfall: 49.2 inches
More on Chubbuck: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Moscow, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 24,688
Average Annual Snowfall: 46.0 inches
More on Moscow: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Idaho Falls, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 58,374
Average Annual Snowfall: 43.8 inches
More on Idaho Falls: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Rathdrum, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,174
Average Annual Snowfall: 42.7 inches
More on Rathdrum: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In Idaho With The Most Snow

In order to rank the snowiest cities in Idaho, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Gem State get the most annual snowfall.

Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:

  • Boise City -- 30.6 inches
  • Nampa -- 9.0 inches
  • Meridian -- 25.5 inches

There's a complete chart at the bottom.

If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in Idaho with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Caldwell -- 6.5 inches
  2. Middleton -- 7.8 inches
  3. Nampa -- 9.0 inches

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Idaho

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Hailey 88.7 8,002
2 Sandpoint 58.7 7,571
3 Pocatello 56.6 54,549
4 Preston 55.2 5,190
5 Rexburg 54.7 26,723
6 Ammon 49.5 14,469
7 Chubbuck 49.2 14,224
8 Moscow 46.0 24,688
9 Idaho Falls 43.8 58,374
10 Rathdrum 42.7 7,174
11 Blackfoot 42.2 11,843
12 Post Falls 38.7 29,320
13 Hayden 36.1 13,749
14 Garden City 34.2 11,313
15 Coeur D'alene 32.1 46,796
16 Eagle 30.9 21,863
17 Boise City 30.6 214,196
18 Meridian 25.5 84,018
19 Emmett 22.2 6,548
20 Burley 21.0 10,245
21 Weiser 18.9 5,362
22 Rupert 18.6 5,601
23 Jerome 17.7 11,100
24 Twin Falls 15.1 45,984
25 Lewiston 13.6 32,284
26 Payette 12.4 7,428
27 Kuna 11.5 16,557
28 Star 9.9 6,768
29 Mountain Home 9.5 13,804
30 Nampa 9.0 86,203
31 Middleton 7.8 6,145
32 Caldwell 6.5 49,149

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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