Well, lets hope your snow happens on Christmas day. We finally got our first big snow. Here is the picture of the snow pile. I wrote a post on snow shoveling.
Utah is a desert and the snow is extremely light and fluffy.
Salt Lake City is weird. The valley usually gets less than a meter of snow in the winter. The foothills above the city get 1 to 2 meters. Some winters it melts away. The ski resorts in the mountains usually get 5 to 10 meters.
Oddly, the year we held the Winter Olympics ... 2002 ... was one of the worst snow years on record.