While much of the eastern part of North America has had some terrible winter storms this year, we in the west have had a relatively mild winter. There are some storms, but in Alberta these have been short and separated by periods of warmer weather (thanks to the warming westerly Chinook winds).
Still, within the Rocky Mountains winter storms can be dramatic and dump lots of snow. At at distance, they seem beautiful to me. A few photos of a storm in the Alberta Rockies viewed from the foothills of the great prairies.