Experts said that snowstorm that just visited us on the East Coast produced snow too powdery for snowballs or snowmen.
I guess it qualifies as too flaky for igloos too.
I will have to peruse How to Build and Igloo 'and other snow shelters' (W.W. Norton, 2007) to find out once I get my hands on a copy.
"In this instructive, whimsical, illustrated manual, Norbert E. Yankielun, a seasoned cold-regions explorer and researcher, takes readers step-by-step through the process of constructing and inhabiting a range of useful snow structures—from the most basic to the more complex. Whether you’re a veteran backcountry skier or a backyard builder, this is one book you won’t want to be without." (illustrations by Amelia Bauer)
No need for yeti woman a la Robert Crumb.