Growing up in Southern CA, I had only visited places where snow had fallen. It wasn't fresh and untouched. I had no idea. I knew it was cold. And it was fun to sled down a hill. But I had no idea what it was really like until I moved to VA. Our first winter there, was a doozy! 2 feet of snow in a span of about 6 days. For me and that area, that was a lot of snow!