Frosty waits patiently by the door not realizing it's going to be awhile before he can go out. I had to get a snow shovel from the garage and shovel snow by standing in the living room.
The neighbors kid got out his snowboard and asked if he could try out the drift. I said, "go for it."
This snowdrift was nearly 7ft tall by the end of the day, and the deck is 3ft off the ground. Therefore I estimate the total height to be about 10-11ft. For the fun of it (and partly necessity) I dug a tunnel down the stairs to the ground below.