Who know what trick & work around Orbx might be using when generating Scenery !!,
I CUSTOM scenery “maybe” could have the option to clear the runways & taxiways of snow, with some form of “option switch” ??
Well it actually IS realistic and cool… at my local airport/aerodrome if there is snow on the grass then there is snow on the runway. Only commercial airports clear snow and probably only the larger ones in many areas. So they would have to make a decision which ones to clear.
A suggestion would be controlled airports with more than 6000ft of runway, for example.
That is obviously the LONG Term, and far more complex solution.
This topic was a TIP for a possible temporary work around.
The simulation of Snow, its accumulation, melting, manual removal, is most likely a very complex thing to simulate, especially if Asobo is going to add, or allow 3rd party devs to add, AI Snow Plows at Airport ( 2028 maybe ? )
A few cm of snow don’t make a runway unusable. It might be the case that it’s a problem for large and heavy airliners but with a small prop plane for example it doesn’t really matter. Of course you won’t want to have a strong crosswind or land slope down but a C172 and 2 people inside with 2-3cm of snow is really no issue at all on a (in our case) 700m runway.