A nice start. But I refuse to build in snow biomes until notch fixes it so that snow and ice reform after a couple of minutes. 5 months later and that still hasn't been fixed.
I saw a video with a snow trap that took advantage of the fact that snow would cover up the pressure plate and thought "Snow's cool! Notch wouldn't have taken that
away!" And started hacking away at the side of a hill. Now all I have left is some uneven patches of snow and a lake of ice to prove that I built a house in the snow. Much sadness