I decided to add pictures of my backyard and my back balcony; pics are taken from the second's floor's balcony, with the back door open. You see there's close to a meter of snow when you open the balcony door! It would be more but for the wind that took a lot off to the neighbor's!
Then below; it's not easy to see on the picture, but basically next to the house we have a back driveway and parking space for two cars, then a regular sized picket fence, and behind that fence, a backyard.
Well, all through winter our contractor blows the driveway's snow further out and in the courtyard, behind the fence. Now the back courtyard has been completely filled by snow, a couple of meters high worth of snow, and it reaches up to the top of the fence!