I watch a lot of Norwegian television, in order to listen to the language. My current show is called Jens & Isak på tynn is (Jens & Isak on Thin Ice), which follows two guys who go to Greenland partly for adventure, partly to see whether there's much of a traditional lifestyle anymore. There's butchering of walrus & seals & (yikes!) a narwhal... but there's also all that glorious snow.
When I asked WillisWeather how soon I can I start complaining that it hasn't snowed yet, he said:
Optimism - Hanukkah
Realism - January 15
Pessimism - Your birthday
Despair - March 15
Hopelessness - April 8
All signs point to a happy winter for snow lovers even if we don't go to Greenland.