I play all winter in minnesota and let me tell you, it gets cold! I try to dress with one layer less than I think that I am going to need (obviously bring an extra layer in case). As far as the glove issue is concerned, I wear a pair of choppers that are a little big for me and simply remove it and slip it into my pocket when it is time to throw. This may seem a little inconvinient, but it really isn't. As for plastic, some of the other posts are dead on. Z and Champion plastic for some reason seem to become more grippy in the cold weather than they are in the warmer months. A couple of more tips as well, if there is alot of snow wherer you play, try throwing day-glow discs (bright flourescent yellow) or other neon colored discs as they tend to reflect very vividly off of the snow. Lastly, try to avoid playing after a fresh snow fall (obviously, i know) and if you can, wait until the snow melts a bit and then re-freezes, that way the disc catches killer skips off of the crust and doesn't dive straight into the snow. Hope this rant helps. Oh I almost forgot, if footing is a problem for you, I have known guys who have had success with metal cleets that attatch to the boots or shoes that you already use. You could probably get them at a camping/hiking or hardware store.