We have had snow on the ground since November 25th here at our farm. Right now I have about 1 foot + of fresh on the ground and it continues. As I have boarders I have to keep it safely cleared for them to use the common areas, parking and access to the stable. I am lucky to have a tractor which I use to move most of the snow but find I have to shovel alot too. After I clear the snow I put down a special salt mixture that de-ices and seems to have good staying power. Sometimes I have to do this 2 or 3 times a day depending on the temperature. However, be careful as it is very caustic and will hurt dogs feet.
This time of year, the horses are in the stalls for the night but I like to have them out during the day and they all have access to outside stalls. If I can not manage the ice in the access areas and in front of the outside facilities they stay in the stalls until I can get it cleared up. If needed, I can turn them out into the arena. Since most of my access areas are cement, it also helps to throw some gravel down with the salt if it gets really bad. If necessary I let my boarders know what our weather and turn-out situation is via email in the morning.
I hate to say but the only way I have found to manage our ice is through hard work and use of a good product. Happy winter from the pre-alps in Switzerland!