I was born in MT (near Kalispell) and lived there for 10 years of my life. Then we decided that we wanted more land so we moved... not south, but north. Now I live in SK. I love it here but I miss the mountains and lack of mosquitoes.
As far as snow goes... I know what you're feeling. It's like spring will never come. We haven't been over 15*C yet this spring.