Just me but I know what you mean. Several years ago I tried to modify some ski pole baskets to fit. I was moonlighting at a ski shop and they had an an unlimited supply of old baskets to experiment with. It became more hassle than it was worth (you still want to fold up and stow the tripod). I imagine some company solved it and makes them by now.OK Dave, I have to ask.
Snowshoes on both photographer and the tripod legs?
I have brought along three of those Glad brand container bowls to lay in the snow. They work, sort of...