It never snows that much anymore in North Idaho!
One winter there was so much snow that it was going to flatten the woodshed. We shoveled the snow off the shed and into the yard, making that snow double-deep. It was probably at least 6 feet in some spots. We made a huge castle. It had an actual tower you could climb up into. I always wanted to make a full-size snow battleship, like Donald Duck made in that snowball-fight short, and that was about as close as I ever got.
Contrast that to more recently, where my brother and sister spent the better part of a day collecting snow from the field to make an igloo. They seriously must have cleared out a 1/4 acre of snow, and, while cool, it was pitiful compared to the castle.