It was perfect snow shoe weather at my place too, but sadly I procrastinated on getting some - I like to call it saving good gifts just in case someone deems me worthy.
Our back yard accumulation is about 30cm.
I haven't measured but I'd guess our average snow depth is similar. There's considerable variation in the forest. AdventureDog's legs were completely buried a lot of the time but he's a great jumper.
You're welcome to borrow a pair of snowshoes from us to try, VB.
Thanks 'Bent. I might do that.
That was quite the lake effect snow band! At one point it stretched all the way from Lake Superior to Springfield, MA! We missed most of it in Canandaigua, but parts of Rochester got similar amounts to you.