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->''"For it was the first snow of the season. And as any child can tell you, there's a certain magic that comes with the very first snow."''
-->-- '''The Narrator''', ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''

When [[InstantIndexJustAddWater water]] evaporates it turns into water vapor, and when it condenses it becomes [[PrecipitationIndex rain]]. But if the right conditions are met, with the biggest factor being the temperature, it can turn into [[TheseTropesWereFrozenToday something magical]].

White petals of rain falling gently from the sky. Snow.

When a character experiences snow for the first time they may feel joy and wonder, or in some occasions, fear.

A SnowballFight is a common way of showing they have gotten used to snow.

When it lasts all winter, see DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas. When it's totally out of the ordinary, see LetThereBeSnow. See also FirstTimeInTheSun, which may coincide.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* A ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' manga ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzyNB1Jyjqw put in video here]]) about [[BerthaInTheAttic Flandre]]'s first Christmas celebration. It's adorable.
** It's important to know Flandre is permanently kept inside her room [[PersonOfMassDestruction for fear of having her destroy something]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Rather viciously subverted in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest''; Suntop and Ember's first sight of snow comes just before the trolls kill [[spoiler:Lord Voll]] and attack the survivors.
* Played for laughs in ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'', when Fone has the misfortune to be caught out in the first snowfall of the season.

* In ''Eye Of The Fox'' Kira reveals he has no idea what snow is when he sees it outside his window and flatly replies that it never snowed in Fire Country and that he spent [[spoiler:four years in a coma]] when Naruto/Rad calls him out on this. He quickly comes to dislike the cold, though.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10229324/1/What-s-In-A-Name What's In A Name]]'', [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Reiner]] [[OCStandIn Schnee]] fondly remembers his daughter's FirstSnow because it was the first time she said 'Papa'.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' provides the page image/caption.
* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'', Manny and Ellie's baby Peaches sees snow pretty soon after her birth. Well, it IS the ice age, after all!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime VIII: The Big Freeze''
* [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas "What's this? What's this? There's white things in the air!"]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/TheFountain'', the wife asking to go for a walk in the FirstSnow is the BookEnd of the film.
* In the 2006 film [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0432289/ First Snow]], directed by Mark Fergus and starring Guy Pearce.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/CoolRunnings'', about the first ever Jamaican bobsled team at the Winter Olympics. The four young men had never experienced winter before, and promptly complained about the cold as soon as they arrived in Calgary.

* In ''Literature/HowTheGarciaGirlsLostTheirAccents'', Yolanda and her family moved to New York City from the Dominican Republic in the 60's. When she sees snow for the first time, she thinks it's fallout from a nuclear bomb.
* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Lion-Gold-Banner-Books/dp/0448043351/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252794077&sr=1-1 Snow Lion]],'' By David Mc Phail.
* In ''Literature/TheGiver'', Jonas is very confused upon seeing snow for the first time (because he's used to total climate control).
* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', Scout's amusing reaction to seeing snow for the first time in Alabama is thinking it's the end of the world.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
** In ''Fire And Ice'', Fireheart is amazed because he hasn't seen it before; he was shut inside as a kitten when still living with humans. He quickly learns that snow makes it difficult to move around, however.
** In ''The Darkest Hour'', Fireheart is out with his apprentice Bramblepaw when it begins to snow. Bramblepaw chases the snowflakes gleefuly, and Fireheart wonders whether Bramblepaw's evil father Tigerstar ever played with snowflakes.
** Even Yellowfang experiences her first snow in ''Yellowfang's Secret'' and actually dislikes it. She believes that the snow keeps her already-long fur waterlogged and heavy.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'''s Bella Swan first experiences snow shortly after she moves to Forks with her father. Her first thought? "Eww."
* [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] from the ForgottenRealms novels didn't even know what snow ''was'', being a subterranean-born dark elf. He initially found it beautiful, but quickly caught on that it could pose a problem for wilderness survival when he realized the white stuff falling from above was covering the ground and wasn't going away.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', by the end of ''A Dance With Dragons'', snow is starting to fall in the South - heralding the beginning of a winter predicted to be years long, and everyone is terrified because the situation is so dire from the wars.
* Inverted in the Literature/CiaphasCain series: Valhallans hail from an iceworld, and are generally quite inexperienced with ''rain''. As Guardsmen almost never get to return to their homeworlds, they absolutely ''adore'' snowy conditions - while Cain, who grew up in a climate-controlled hive world of unknown identity, pulls his greatcoat tighter and wonders how he pissed off the Emperor this time.
* Buck from ''Literature/TheCallOfTheWild'' is a dog from sunny California, so it surprises him when he sees snow for the first time when he comes to the Yukon. He starts trying to taste the fallen snow and trying to catch it when the humans laugh at the sight of him, making him feel ashamed.

* In the ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' episode "Frozen Dick", the Solomons experience snow for the first time. Harry mistakes it for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_bQi6luDTc "albino brain chiggers"]]. Dick and Sally have similar reactions.

* "The First Snowfall", first recorded in the '50s by Music/BingCrosby (and later covered by the Music/{{Carpenters}}).
-->Oh, the first snowfall of the winter\\
Was a day that we all waited for...

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2: Seasons'', any player-controlled sim upon seeing snow for the first time will get a memory about it ("Saw First Snow").
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Myst}} [=RealMyst=]]]'', Atrus's notes on Rime reveal he'd never encountered such a cold Age before it, and had to come up with new devices to cope with its unfamiliar weather conditions.

* In ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'', Quentyn goes from freaked out to "Kid On Christmas Morning" excited when he experiences his first snowfall (His homeland is too temperate for snow).
* In ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', Rumisiel experiences snowfall (from below the cloud line) [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2011-12-12 for the first time]] while staying in Tempest.
* In ''[[Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob,]]'' artificial creature Molly is [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20110222.html delighted at her first snowfall.]] She promptly runs outside to play in it and make [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20110301.html fully-functioning steam-powered robots out of it.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the Avalon Tour story arch for ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' Angela comments on how breathtaking snow and ice are when they land in Norway, having lived her whole life on an island where it was always summer. Gargoyle, it seems, have a higher tolerance for low temperatures than humans.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Heloise builds a WeatherControlMachine to make it snow in Miseryville. [[{{Satan}} Lucius]] is confused until he realizes it can make people miserable.
* One episode in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is about a glacier moving over Bikini Bottom, causing it to snow. All other hijinks aside, Plankton tries to use the power of the water crystals to rule the world, only to be completely covered in it.
* The 1998 UK special ''WesternAnimation/TheFirstSnowOfWinter'', about a duckling who fails to fly south and experiences snow for the first time..
* ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool'' has an installment, "The Big Snowfall," in which Lilly experiences the joys of her first snow day, having moved from a climate where it was warm and never snowed.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperNoobs'': The episode "Let it Noob, Let it Noob, Let it Noob" has aliens Memnock and Zenblock experience snow for then first time in their lives as their home planet never has snowfall. They freak out over it, prompting the Noobs to help Memnock and Zenblock get used to the snow by having them engage in a snowball fight with each other.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', Kion and the Lion Guard escort two [[KindheartedSimpleton goofy gorilla brothers]] to their mountain home, which is completely covered in snow and ice. Being African animals of the savanna, they're at first amazed at the snow and what it is before they actually enjoy it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YogisFirstChristmas'', snow is among the things that are new to the normally-hibernating Yogi and Boo-Boo.

[[folder:Real life]]
* Just one word: [[CuteKitten Kittens]]. And snow. And lots of laughter.
* How about [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7875271.stm this stoat?]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA7fbKpqz5c Australians See Snow For The First Time]]: A Buzzfeed video where the website sent a few people from their Australian office to the United States to experience their first snowy winter. The lone girl in the group even admitted that she only owned a single pair of full pants because it's never cold where she lives.