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Old 04-21-2018, 01:11 PM
 
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My daughter wants play with snow for her birthday .where can go in USA in summer (August) to see snow 😊. I live in Houston Texas .
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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Not many places in the lower 48, but Mt. Ranier comes to mind, as does Glacier NP.

If you really want to score, go to Banff and Jasper NPs in Alberta, Canada. The highway in between is called the Icefields Highway. They're icefields and glaciers, but isn't that close enough.

Note too that global warming has taken a real toll on summer snowfields. I haven't been to these parks in over a decade, so things may have changed.
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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nisw, how about celebrating her birthday in the winter. Then you can be assured that she will actually be able to play in snow.

Otherwise, going to Glacier NP or Mt. Ranier, you'll just be able to view snow from a distance. There are a few high elevation places in Colorado where you might find snow to actually touch in June, but August will be much too late.
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:38 PM
 
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Timberline Lodge in mt hood Oregon
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:03 PM
 
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Otherwise, going to Glacier NP or Mt. Ranier, you'll just be able to view snow from a distance. There are a few high elevation places in Colorado where you might find snow to actually touch in June, but August will be much too late.
This is not true. I've walked in snow in both parks in summer. It is not everywhere, of course, and it depends on the year.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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Pike's Peak, Colorado.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Pike's Peak, Colorado.
Pikes Peak is pretty awesome, but it's usually snow free by early July.

Honestly it's pretty rare for any of the easily-accessible high peaks in Colorado to hold snow into August. If the OP is willing to come up in June then they could drive up Pikes Peak, Mount Evans, or Trail Ridge Road and see snow.

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Old 04-21-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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Yellowstone has been known to have snow in the middle of the summer, but as with most of the places that have been mentioned, it's pretty iffy. You wouldn't want to plan a vacation looking for snow at that time of the year unless you were prepared to be disappointed.

No one has mentioned Alaska. I don't know if there are places in Alaska where there's snow in the summer. Why not celebrate her birthday in the winter. Your problem would be solved and you'd have a ton of places to choose from.
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:17 PM
 
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My daughter wants play with snow for her birthday .where can go in USA in summer (August) to see snow ��. I live in Houston Texas .
Montana or Idaho could be your best bets. I remember snow falling in Great Falls and Helena Montana on August 22nd, 1992. This may have been caused by ash from a volcanic eruption in the Philippines the previous year holding temperatures down. The same happened in the year or so after the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption. '81 and '82 were two of the coldest winters on record across the country.
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Yellowstone has been known to have snow in the middle of the summer, but as with most of the places that have been mentioned, it's pretty iffy. You wouldn't want to plan a vacation looking for snow at that time of the year unless you were prepared to be disappointed.

No one has mentioned Alaska. I don't know if there are places in Alaska where there's snow in the summer. Why not celebrate her birthday in the winter. Your problem would be solved and you'd have a ton of places to choose from.
About the only "snow" you're likely to find in the northern hemisphere in August is more like glacier ice -- hard, packed snow. You can run on it but not play in it. I've spent quite a bit of time in the mountains of Wyoming, Montana, Canada and Alaska and have encountered snow in August, but I can't recall ever seeing much of it. Late September is a different story, but even that would take some luck -- as in it may be fairly normal but certainly not guaranteed.

I've gotta recommend the same as many already have -- make your daughter's birthday present be a trip north for Christmas. Maybe rent a room at a ski lodge for a couple days. If she's old enough (5-6+) she could even take a couple ski lessons. (As could you, if you're in good physical condition.)

Big name ski resorts are not necessary for this. They're more expensive, but unless you're wanting long and/or steep ski runs or a great party town, the smaller and less expensive "family" ski mountains will offer all you need. These are scattered all over the Rocky Mountain West.

If you're flying, Denver would be an ideal airline destination, then rent a car and drive west to the mountains. Salt Lake would be similar, or Rapid City, Billings, etc., etc. for quieter destinations.

My (2) kids both have July birthdays. I recall one year when both wanted to go water skiing for their birthdays, but it was cold, cold, cold on both days. My daughter decided, since she couldn't go water skiing, to have a camp-out in the back yard with her friends. By 10 p.m. they were all inside for the night, wet and shivering.
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