Snow is typical in Winter here, but its timing, frequency, amount, and duration can vary. February is usually the snowiest month, with March a close second.
How well plants tolerate snow varies as much as the plants themselves. In the picture below, lower things (dwarf box here) are simply buried. Not interesting. At the back, the white diagonal cross-hatching is the Belgian fence of beeches. Good, indeed.
At the front is a trio of standards whose rigid branches are erect and branchy enough to function like hands reaching skyward: perfect to catch, hold, and display heavy snow—and with style and seeming pleasure.
These are standards of dwarf crabapple and, amazingly, nurseries don't mention how good they look after each blizzard. What with Spring flowers (white) as well as colorful fruit (yellow) in Fall, it's easy to be distracted.