There are 4 advantages of camping in colder weather, last weekend we snuck out, we woke up to an inch of snow, it was a great camping trip despite the weather, the advantages are as follows:
1. No crowds
2. The campfire is ALWAYS inviting
3. You never run out of ice... and finally
4. Your beer never gets warm
We were at 5200 feet, about 50 feet below the previous days snow line, the kids loved everything about it and hopefully even being just a weekend getaway they will remember it for life, as one of my most memorable trips as a kid was on Easter weekend in the 70's when we woke up to 6" of snow on a fishing/camping trip, I remember it as one of the best camp trips ever.