We've actually got snow in our neck of the woods at the moment. It's lovely; makes everything brighter and nicer. It literally feels like someone has put a bright light outside our flat, quite the change from the usual quite-darkness we get at this time of year.
And I just found this picture on my coomputer (my apologies for the bad quality of the picture, it's a photo of a photo that I didn't even take out of its plastic sleeve!): it is from circa 1983/84, I can't remember exactly.
Look at what my mum, my little sister and I are standing on. That is not a rock covered in snow, nor are we surrounded by rocks covered in snow. Nope. That is Vesterhavet (the Western Sea - part of the North Sea), frozen as far as the eye could see! Not sure how far out we are in this photo, but probably a couple hundred metres.