He has learned that the standard square point shovel works rather well. It also worked rather well on the ice yesterday. (The editor had an ice breaker until last year when he loaned it to a neighbor. He forgets which neighbor, and the neighbor probably forgets where it is, as well.) It also works well when the snow is really dense and heavy. It has a nice long handle, so it's easy on the back. The editor has an aversion to the short shovels with D handles, not being a Hobbit.
One doesn't think of it as a "snow" shovel, but it does well. It is also good for mixing mortar or concrete, of course, but clean thoroughly immediately. And a quick coat of WD40 will make last forever.