Camp where it is cold, that wet heavy snow is beautiful, however it is really just white rain. The big flakes are very wet, they weigh a lot. If you camp where it is cold, the snow does not have as much moisture.
I shake trees here in Oregon, see how they move, it gets some of the snow loose. I have just found that it is so wet most places we Hang, that my gear gets wet, my pant legs are wet. Always reminds me of growing up here, I remember being wet most of the time.