Here are some more before and after pictures after snowstorms have moved through. They can be pretty or even beautiful to look at, but these places can be a tad uncomfortable to be out in. This is the main reason that I highly recommend that people visit these places, but not in the wintertime.
We were fortunate. Yesterday, we had freezing rain that coated everything in ice, then it melted off. Last night, the snow started to fall, but we got less than an inch here on the valley floor.
This is how the headquarters of Glacier National Park looked this morning. This image doesn't have a before and after, but it is interesting to see the 'snow-family' that industrious kids made on the picnic table in the center of the image. There is a Mr. Snowman, Mrs. Snowman, and their pet snow dog.
Notice the picnic table to the right. Most of the snow that is on it is from the storm that is going through right now and it looks to be close to a foot deep.
Here is what the south entrance looks like today. The snow depth is around 4 feet and the overcast is threatening to drop more snow. At times like this, road crews are working almost continuously to keep the roads plowed, even during a government shutdown. Not doing so would put the people living at the park at personal risk, so there are emergency funds available for the task.
There are no kids playing in this image. I wonder why?