To avoid confusion, I just stick to the OEM ones and change them often.
Part of the design benefits of having the intake snorkel where it is, is that it doesn't just catch everything that hits the front of the vehicle. Even on a rainy day, I can get home and the filters are relatively dry.
Is your car modified at all, or how are you getting so much snow in the intake? Or maybe it's just a frequency of cleanup issue, like driving in a sandstorm?