How to Choose a Snow Blower

Written by: Greenworks Blog Team


Winter weather can be unpredictable, and it's important to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings your way. If you're looking to purchase a new snow blower, the number of options available can be overwhelming. But don't worry - we're here to help you choose the best snow blower for your climate and lifestyle.

If you're new to the world of battery-powered snow blowers, you're in for a treat. Say goodbye to the days of mixing gas and oil to start a gas snow blower – not to mention the hassle of being stocked with gas ahead of winter weather, wrestling with tricky pull-cord starts and smelling like a gas station once you’ve finally cleared the driveway.

With your new electric snow blower, you can simply load your fully-charged battery, push start and begin clearing your driveway in seconds. Whether you’re looking for a maximum-power snow beast or a compact snow blower for smaller spaces, we’ve got the perfect snow blower for everyone. Browse the complete snow blower buyer’s guide to find the perfect one for your driveway.

Heavy Snow: Max Power Two-Stage Snow Blowers

If you’re longing for blizzard-like conditions in the middle of summer, you might be a winter warrior. As a snow lover – or someone who gets intense satisfaction from snow clearing – you’re likely looking for the biggest and best snow equipment to do the job.

A 2-stage blower will chop through ice, snow and anything else a winter storm tosses your way. (Want to learn more about single versus 2-stage snow blowers? Check out our comparison guide.) If you’re looking for maximum snow power to tackle heavy snow storms and significant snow accumulation, we recommend this workhorse of battery-powered snow removal. 

With two batteries, a dual-port charger and the option to utilize a third battery in the tri-port powerhead, you’ll be cutting through the deepest snow drifts with lasting power and plenty of runtime with the Greenworks two-stage snow blowers. Available on both the 60V and 80V platforms, these snow blowers have a rotating 200-degree discharge and shoot snow up to 50 feet for maximum clearing.

With this snow beast, you can tackle extra-large driveways, sidewalks and the entire neighborhood with up to 18” of snow in one pass. And with the self-propelled zero-turn system (ZTS), you can seamlessly cut through the snow with maximum maneuverability, control and stronger output power.

What's Included:

Dual-stage self-propelled 60V snow blower and 80V snow blower 

→ Battery for 60V: (2) 8.0Ah batteries and dual-port rapid charger

→ Battery for 80V: (2) 5.0Ah batteries and dual-port rapid charger

→ Power Output: 960Wh

→ Clearing deck: 24”

→ Discharge rotation: 200 degrees

→ Discharge distance: 50 feet

→ Max snow depth in one pass: Up to 18”

→ Driveway clearing size: Extra-large driveways

→ $$$$$

Consistent Snowfalls: Mighty Single-Stage Snow Blowers

If you’re in a household with lots of moving pieces and parts – and need to have a clear driveway to zip in and out to school, work, practices and more – these blowers can knock out any snow or ice that Mother Nature hurls your way. Living somewhere with consistent snowfall is beautiful – but it also requires maintenance. A Greenworks single-stage snow thrower is your efficient snow-busting partner.

Whether you’re buckling in for a winter of snow storms or simply want the biggest single-stage battery-powered snow thrower for your winter weather arsenal, upgrade to effortless power with single-stage snow throwers.

Plenty of power plus maximum runtime means you’ll be able to clear your driveway – and your neighbor's driveway too! – quickly and efficiently. Add in two 5.0Ah batteries and a dual-port charger – plus a 180-degree rotating chute, 30-foot snow discharge and 22-inch deck width with easy fold-down storage – and this mighty snow blower will be the envy of your neighborhood.

What's Included:

Single-Stage 60V 22" snow thrower

→ Battery for 60V: (2) 5.0Ah and dual-port charger

→ Power Output:  600Wh

→ Clearing deck: 22”

→ Discharge rotation: 180 degrees with a 45-degree adjustable deflector

→ Discharge distance: 30 feet

→ Max snow depth in one pass: Up to 10”

→ Driveway clearing size: Large driveways (fits 10+ cars)

→ $$$

If you're on the 80V platform, the Greenworks 80V 22" snow blower is an excellent snow-removal companion. With plenty of power to clear driveways, sidewalks and more, this snow blower is a smart and savvy choice for winter warriors on the 80V line. Added perk: use your existing 80V batteries to double your runtime during a big snowstorm.

What's Included:

Single-stage 80V 22" snow thrower

→ Battery: (1) 4.0 Ah battery and charger

→ Power Output:  320 Wh

→ Clearing deck: 22”

→ Discharge rotation: 180 degrees with a 45-degree adjustable deflector

→ Discharge distance: 30 feet

→ Max snow depth in one pass: Up to 10”

→ Driveway clearing size: Medium to large driveways (up to 6+ cars)

→ $$$

Light Snow: Just-right Single-stage Snow Throwers

On days you can’t stay tucked inside, you’ll need a trusty snow blower to finish the job quickly and efficiently. Instead of battling the frigid temperatures with the hassle of a gas-oil mix and complicated startup, simply pop in your charged battery and push start. Voila! Instant snow removal power at your fingertips. 

If you have lighter snowfalls, smaller areas to clear and want to save space, this workhorse is the perfect snow removal tool. 

The Greenworks 40V 16" Single-Stage Snow Blower is lightweight (under 30 pounds!) and with a 20-foot discharge, 16-inch clearing deck and 8-inch clearing height, it's the ideal snow blower for light to medium snowfalls.

What's Included:

Single-Stage 40V 16" Snow Blower

→ Battery:  (1) 5.0Ah USB battery and charger

→ Power Output:  200Wh

→ Clearing deck: 16”

→ Discharge rotation: 180 degrees

→ Discharge distance: 20 feet

→ Max snow depth in one pass: Up to 8”

→ Driveway clearing size: Small to medium (up to 4+ cars)

→ $$$

Back-Saving Secret Weapon: Power Snow Shovel

Yes, you read that right. Shoveling without an aching back and frozen hands is possible!

If you need a versatile jack-of-all-trades tool to help you tackle unpredictable winter weather, the Greenworks snow shovel is a perfect fit. Clear small driveways, decks, walkways and porches quickly – plus it’s easy to maneuver up the stairs (and sure beats lugging a heavy snow blower to your back deck!). Whether you're on the 40V, 60V or 80V platform – Greenworks has a 12" snow shovel for you! 

What's Included:

Single-Stage 40V, 60V or 80V 12" snow shovel

→ Battery for 40V: (1) 4.0Ah battery and charger

→ Battery for 60V: (1) 4.0Ah battery and charger

→ Battery for 80V: (1) 2.0Ah battery and charger

→ Clearing path: 12”

→ Max throwing distance: 20'

→ Max snow depth in one pass: up to 6”

→ Driveway clearing size: Small to medium (up to 4+ cars)

→ $$ - $$$

Conquer Snow this Winter with Greenworks

As you plan for a chilly and snowy winter, you can rest assured that Greenworks is in your corner. No more running out to the gas station before a blizzard to ensure you have enough snow blower fuel to get through the storm. Plus, our Greenworks battery-powered snow blowers are lighter than gas products that might have previously taken up space in your garage  – making it simple and efficient to pop in the batteries and quickly clear off your driveway.

One last tip: keep that Greenworks leaf blower handy when packing up your fall tools – it's perfect for blowing light snow off of decks, porches and sidewalks. With the Greenworks snow removal arsenal, you’re ready for any type of winter weather that Mother Nature throws your way!

Greenworks Blog Team

Written by The Green Team, a creative arm within Greenworks Tools.

Our team of writers, designers and content creators bring a breadth of experience and a touch of fun to all things tools. With an assist from the Greenworks product teams and technology experts, we’re here to provide helpful and engaging content to make your yard (and life!) beautiful.