The thing I love about living on Colorado's "Front Range" (the area where the plains meet the eastern slope of the Rockies), is that while we do get snow, it rarely says around longer than a few days.
The coldest place I ever lived was Iran. Yep, in the Middle East. While we lived in the southern part of the country for four years and would see temps reaching 120f in the Summer, we also spent two years in the northern part of the country. One Winter we had three feet of snow on the ground and temperatures that reached -36f.
It sounds weird to think of snow in Iran, until you remember that it boarders part of what was once the Soviet Union.