The reason that Brits can't cope with snow is that it doesn't usually last all that long and you can't predict when it will arrive.
After all the snow we had, most of it melted when the weather turned warmer and it rained. There was a horrible misty day, then it turned considerably warmer for a day or so, then it turned colder again and now we're promised more snow. By the end of the week, the forecast is for temperatures well above freezing.
And of course next winter might be mild and we might not get any snow at all, so how can you plan?