6. Many people think that snow is white. Believe it or not, the snow is actually colorless! Surprised? Here’s the thing. According to the State Information Center of snow and ice (yep, there is such a center), the complex structure of snow crystals is converted into countless tiny surfaces from which the light is reflected. Of course, the snow gets some color after falling to the ground. If the air is full of of dust, impurities or sand, it can be seen as falling pink, brown, orange or red.