Winter snow can be a real problem and having the right snow removal equipment will make it easier to deal with.
It is often easier to get rid of frozen or near freezing snow by sprinkling it with salt. As the snow melts, you can use a spade to shovel it out of the way.
If you are going to get a reasonable amount of snow you definitely need a snow shovel. Snow shovels are lightweight and designed to carry a fair amount of snow but even if you are physically fit, you should take it easy when shoveling snow.
Snow blowers are easy to use and can be self-propelled. They can handle snow up to 8 inches with ease--but be careful where the snow is being thrown.
If you live in an area that experiences heavy snow falls you could consider fitting your all-terrain-vehicle with a snow plow. These are great for clearing foot paths, drives and roads, and make the work fairly easy.
Snow clearing is one of those jobs that must be done but if you have the necessary tools on hand you will be 1 step ahead of the weather.