The 10 Snowiest Cities In Nevada For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in Nevada 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 Nevada.

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 Nevada 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 Incline Village, the snowiest place in Nevada.

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

What's the snowiest place in Nevada with more than 5,000 people? That would be Incline Village with an average annual snowfall of 96.1 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 Nevada or the cheapest places in Nevada.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In Nevada For 2021

Incline Village, NV

Source: Wikipedia User |
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,734
Average Annual Snowfall: 96.1 inches
More on Incline Village: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,564
Average Annual Snowfall: 53.1 inches
More on Spring Creek: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Elko, NV

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,709
Average Annual Snowfall: 44.1 inches
More on Elko: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,163
Average Annual Snowfall: 36.1 inches
More on Dayton: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,073
Average Annual Snowfall: 32.2 inches
More on Lemmon Valley: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

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7
/10

Population: 5,636
Average Annual Snowfall: 28.2 inches
More on Gardnerville: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,023
Average Annual Snowfall: 27.6 inches
More on Gardnerville Ranchos: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

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6
/10

Population: 8,868
Average Annual Snowfall: 24.6 inches
More on Cold Springs: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Reno, NV

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 234,161
Average Annual Snowfall: 22.3 inches
More on Reno: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,663
Average Annual Snowfall: 21.6 inches
More on Sun Valley: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

How We Determined The Cities In Nevada With The Most Snow

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

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

  • Las Vegas -- 0.4 inches
  • Henderson -- 0.2 inches
  • Reno -- 22.3 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 Nevada with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Moapa Valley -- 0.1 inches
  2. North Las Vegas -- 0.1 inches
  3. Winchester -- 0.2 inches

For more Nevada reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In Nevada

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Incline Village 96.1 8,734
2 Spring Creek 53.1 13,564
3 Elko 44.1 19,709
4 Dayton 36.1 9,163
5 Lemmon Valley 32.2 5,073
6 Gardnerville 28.2 5,636
7 Gardnerville Ranchos 27.6 11,023
8 Cold Springs 24.6 8,868
9 Reno 22.3 234,161
10 Sun Valley 21.6 19,663
11 Fernley 20.8 19,185
12 Johnson Lane 19.6 6,441
13 Silver Springs 19.4 5,351
14 Winnemucca 19.3 7,810
15 Spanish Springs 18.5 15,789
16 Indian Hills 17.7 6,193
17 Carson City 17.0 54,482
18 Sparks 15.0 93,437
19 Fallon 7.2 8,442
20 Summerlin South 1.3 25,338
21 Enterprise 0.8 125,498
22 Mesquite 0.8 16,533
23 Spring Valley 0.7 186,632
24 Pahrump 0.5 34,902
25 Las Vegas 0.4 605,097
26 Paradise 0.3 226,957
27 Henderson 0.2 271,725
28 Sunrise Manor 0.2 191,464
29 Whitney 0.2 40,165
30 Winchester 0.2 28,365
31 North Las Vegas 0.1 226,860
32 Moapa Valley 0.1 7,099
33 Boulder City 0.0 15,266
34 Laughlin 0.0 7,622

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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