I understand that snow is not necessarily everyone's cup of tea but it does serve an important purpose. Snow protects the ground from evaporation, keeping it warm while harsh winds blow. Remember those lovely snow flakes? They start their lives out as a bit of dust, soot, or other mucky bits blowing about in the air. As water condenses on the surface, ice begins to form, creating the lovely patterns we are all familiar with. (Want to see some cool pictures? Go to: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/photogalleries/snowflakes/ )
Everyone enjoys Winter in his own way. Some like to ski. Some like to build forts and snowmen. Snow mobiling is very popular in Central New York and is sometimes a necessity although we are blessed with living on a road that gets plowed semi-regularly. Personally, we have found that snow shoeing is a nice way to quietly enjoy the snow fall.