I know I'm predictably way ahead of myself, but wouldn't this be an awesome stocking stuffer for you Utahans and Idahoans for next year?! A flexible snowball maker, $5.95 at Amazon. Maybe if you start now, you can talk Target or Wal-Mart into carrying them so you don't have to pay shipping!
P.S. Anyone wanting to put in an early order for games for next year, feel free. I'm sleuthing hot deals every day!