Cold-Weather Friend Achievement Guide

Cold-Weather Friend Achievement can be completed by building snowmen. Magic Snows are found throughout cities during Wintersday 2012. You can interact with them with the Build Magic Snowman action, which will summon a snowman and spawn 5 Snowballs. Creating snowmen will progress the Colder-Weather Friend achievement. The magic snow can be interacted with again after a period of time and are reset on a per-character basis. In the list below you can find all locations with screenshots.
In the list below you can find all locations grouped by the Zones:


Kryta Magic Snow Locations for Cold-Weather Friend Achievement

Zone Area Notes
Divinity’s ReachDwayana High RoadMinisters Waypoint, near Dwayna statue
Divinity’s ReachPlaza of GrenthGrenth Waypoint, near Grenth statue
Divinity’s ReachThe Great Collapse North-west from Collapse Waypoint
QueensdaleVillage of Shaeoor near the bridge
QueensdaleTownship of Claypool near the Waypoint
QueensdaleShire of Beetletun at the south entrance next to the Renown Heart.
Kessex HillsFort Salma near the Waypoint
Kessex HillsWizard’s Fief at the north entrance
Kessex HillsViathan Lake Ireko Tradecamp Waypoint, between trade tents
Lion’s Arch Southern portion of Grand Piazza near Gate Hub Plaza Waypoint
Lion’s Arch Northern portion of Trader’s Forum near the bridge
Lion’s Arch Trader’s Forum East of Black Lion Trading Company HQ
Harathi HinterlandsWildspine Hills South of Grey Gritta’s Waypoint
Harathi HinterlandsWynchona Woods Southeast of Wynchona Rally Point Waypoint
Harathi HinterlandsGreystone Rise Northwest of Seraph’s Landing Waypoint


Maguuma Jungle Magic Snow Locations for Cold-Weather Friend Achievement

Rata SumCollege of Synergetics south-east corner of Surface level, Metrical Court Waypoint
Rata SumRata Sum Port Authority Port Waypoint, near vista
Rata SumStatic Union east of Underground level, near Polymock Atrium point of interest
Metrica ProvinceSoren Draa east from waypoint
Metrica ProvinceDesider Atum near the Tailoring Station
Metrica ProvinceLuminates Planteast from Conduit Tower Blig, at the entrance of garrison
The GroveUpper Commons Center of Surface level, near the waypoint
The GroveScolar’s Terrace South of Underground level, west from Starbower Nursery
The GroveGarden of Dawn North of Depth level, west from The House of Aife point of interest
Caledon ForestVillage of Astorea near the trading post
Caledon ForestMabon Market near the waypoint
Caledon ForestSandycove Beach south-west from Bay Haven point of interest


Ascalon Magic Snow Locations for Cold-Weather Friend Achievement

Black CitadelMemorial Quadrant west from Memorial Waypoint
Black CitadelMustering Ground South-west of Waypoint
Black CitadelPerimeter Loop South from Storm Caller Triumph Point of Interest, west from Junker’s Waypoint
Plains of AshfordAshford Forum north-west from Ashform Waypoint
Plains of AshfordVillage of Smokestead South from Smokestead waypoint, near the trading post
Plains of AshfordCharr’s Triumph north from Temperus Point Waypoint
Diessa PlateauTown of Nolan West of Nolan Waypoint


Shiverpeak Mountains Magic Snow Locations for Cold-Weather Friend Achievement

HoelbrakMight and Main North-West from the waypoint
HoelbrakFrost Basin In front of Old Fiach’s Lorestead
HoelbrakLake Mourn On the far western side of the lake
Wayfarer FoothillsSnowlord’s Gate North from Horncall Waypoint
Wayfarer FoothillsThe Shadowhorns At Zelechor Hot Springs Waypoint


Source: GW2 Wiki