Are you kidding me, snow in the Chihuahuan desert in New Mexico??
What looks like snow – not just on the pictures, but also in reality – is actually sand, but not made of silica, like usually, but consisting of gypsum crystals, chemically calcium sulfate. Several geological events had to come together to create this unique whim of nature, as is explained here:
We all were having a blast playing in that huge sand box that is made up by up to 60 ft high snow-white sand dunes.
|Rolling down the steep dune slopes…|
|…is fun for all ages!|