I've been doing a lot of snow painting recently, including one very cold nocturne (night painting)! Sometimes it's so cold the water on my easel freezes. Despite people thinking I'm nuts, it is a very valuable experience. A camera just can't capture the nuances of color that a plein air study can, and I find this to be even more true of snow scenes.
Top right: Rocky Mountain National Park - painting next to a herd of Elk!
Below: Earlier in the season - you can see the fall leaves still on the trees.