In winter the most promising landscape photo opportunity exists if you pursue what I like to call macro landcape or detail shots. The interplay between snow, mist and light can be quite interesting in many of the thermal regions. A single tree or group of trees can drift eerily in and out of the fog created near thermal hot springs. The trick of course, is finding just the right composition and combination for the shot. I think you'll find that the challenge is one worth taking.