These tips will work with any type camera including a compact, DSLR, smart phone, Wireless, meduim & large format. Many camera sensors will underexpose the image, turning snow blue or gray. Correct with EV, manually or in post production.
Tip #1: Including foreground elementd provides interest in the scene.
Tip #2: Including people provides scale. Dr. Morrison photographed this with a smart phone.
Tip #3 Including action helps create interest.
Tip #4 Using a fence to provide leading lines. The small camera flash on body was used to provide light on the fence.
Tip 5. Front light makes flat images in winter. Using backlit subjects by sun provides shadows and highlight that give a scene interest. If centering the sun in the middle 1/3 of the frame and stopping the aperture down to F/22 it’s often possible to create a starburst effect.