Let's face it: in the North, snow removal is your biggest driveway maintenance concern. But you can eliminate the need to remove snow from driveways manually by installing the technology known as "snow-melting systems." For a snow-melting system to be installed, your driveway must be made of asphalt or concrete. For more on so-called "heated driveways," please consult my FAQ on snow-melting systems.
Of course, few people will choose to go this "techie" route for snow removal. If you're more conventional, consult my snow shoveling tips and learn how to work smarter, not harder, in clearing snow off of your driveway in winter.