I'm leaning towards something dark blue, such as royal blue, navy blue, midnight blue, indigo, etc..
To give us an idea of the overall feeling of your brand, let us know which styles you lean towards
We'd like to try a logo that's a blend/hybrid of a snowflake and a compass, e.g. a snowflake circumscribed by a compass encasing. Here are some examples of snowflake graphics, with the simpler of these being preferable...
As is hopefully apparent, there are already a lot of similarities between the two. The goal here would be to create a logo where both the snowflake reference and compass reference are easily recognized, while still keeping the logo itself relatively simple.
You can initially focus on getting the logo right and not worry about incorporating the company name. Once this is accomplished, we can figure out how to incorporate the company name.
Finally, for some random, general inspiration, here are some logos of famous ski resorts...