A snow pioneer is the first person who treads through any amount of snow greater than ankle height. As a result, this pioneer will suffer the consequences of stepping into deep snow, however their sacrifice will allow the people who follow through those very same footsteps to remain relatively unaffected by the snow.
We have to cut across this field! Thank god for the snow pioneer, without their trail of footsteps, my socks would be soaked!
by Pbu March 08, 2008