You poor bastards are getting all the cold and crappy weather. I'm in London, and we had three feet (literally), of flurries in one night back in late December, and have barely seen another flake since it melted. I'm glad I don't plow snow.
I actually like doing snow. your don't have to consider tire wear as the slick snow and hard surfaces allow you to spin around at will with little or no adverse affects. You can make the most of a skids unique abilities. with our dry snow a 9' blade make the little machines seem mighty.
Sometimes on my 27 mo old son's frequent request for “bob ride” we will go do twirlies (one stick full forward, the other full reverse) or we take the 773 on steel tracks and slide down the gentle slope in my drive, sideways. After the freezing rain, we could go about 150 feet straight sideway. (slope is perfect, keeps speeds @3 or 4 mph)
The steel tracks are just like skates in the snow
Things you just can't do on unfrozen surfaces.
In the summer it makes me cringe when you see a greenhorn tear the hell out of a yard or diveway because they don't know enough to make gradual turns. but in the winter its lots of fun.