The 2-pole handle seems like it would be clunky for light snow. I usually shovel an inch or two one-handed. It would make really pushing a big pile easier, but if anything makes me do serious work (other than deep and wet/heavy on the stairs) I'm just going to go get my snowblower. I use a "The Snow Plow" shovel like Prime posted for light snow. I have a 24", but I'm thinking about picking up a 48" too. 48" for clearing really light snow fast off the sidewalk and driveway, 24" for everything else that doesn't need a scoop or a blower. My dad pointed me to them, and they're awesome for a few inches. The Snow Plow shovels are made of high end plastic. Use one for a couple seasons and you'll know it's high end plastic. I'm sure it would do fine for pushing 6" short distances to make long thin piles for your snowblower, though if I get 6" I go straight for the blower. If you're doing that often I think maybe what you really need is a single stage though... unless you happen to have a garden tractor you can put a plow on.
Oh and... I got my "The Snow Plow" shovel at an Ace Hardware store in Minnesota. They're available lots of places. Never seen one at a big box store though.
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