Snow has a way of changing the lanscape so much so, that you lose sight of familiar things, until they pop back up in the spring.
Take this lighthouse, below, that we'd driven by all summer long on the lake (umm... when our boat wasn't under repair):
Here it is in the winter. Wild, right?
Remember to consider the seasons in your settings. Imagine what the lanscape would look like if say, your MC was somewhere in January, as opposed to June.
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!
(photo credit: cleveland.com)