Thanks Oleg. I agree with you that my process lost texture and trees underexposed. But I am not a fun of HDR as lot of photo competitions are not allowed HDR. I will try better post processing and post here.
Jason, I also made an edit to bring out snow texture. It probably looks acceptable but if the shot had to be printed full resolution then processing shadows would bring too much noise. My point about HDR was not about oversaturated style but simply collecting all
information you may possibly need to make the photo look the way you like it. I understand your point about the contests not accepting multiple exposure blending but I am sure they would also reject highly processed photos. If you only want to use processing that is acceptable to photo competitions it will greatly limit your post processing possibilities.