I like riding in the snow, at least on the first day of snowfall. After a few days in an urban area snow can take on a decidedly disgusting feel, but when snow is bright white and largely undisturbed it really appeals to me. I snapped this shot on the way to work yesterday.
While I can't be 100% sure, it appears as if I was the first rider of the day heading west. Three or four tracks appear to be headed in the other direction, but perhaps riders chose the other side of path for some odd reason. The accumulation was just right for normal tires. I was riding on 700 x 35 tires and had no issues, but a few riders on skinny tires I saw seemed to be having a sketchy time making smooth progress.
I did find that riding in the undisturbed snow was smoother than following other tracks. Logically it would seem that following where someone else has gone would make for a smoother ride, but this is not always the case because following in the exact path is difficult as seen by how curvy the tracks are.