Certain limited edition models of Safariland holster are available in a handful of popular camouflage patterns. One of those is MultiCam Alpine (MC Alpine). This is more than just a snow camo; it is designed to help mask the wearer’s infrared signature as well.
The new holsters are initially available in the 6354RDS, 6304RDS, and 6354RDSO models.
As you can tell from the imagery shown here, the Alpine variant of MultiCam is first and foremost a winter camo style for snowy terrain. Although often referred to as an Arctic or winter camo, that is not entirely correct. It was designed to be of maximum use in areas that have seen recent or recurring snowfall.
Snow is certainly associated with the winter months, and the Arctic with snow, but there are many places well outside the Arctic Circle that experience snow in other seasons (usually at altitude).
Crye Precision, the designer of the various MC camouflages (there are several), describes the alpine version thusly:
“The MultiCam Alpine pattern was developed to effectively reduce the visual and near-IR [near Infra Red] signature of a person operating in snow-covered environments. It is intended to be used in every area of operation that receives significant snowfall.”
This is the sort of camouflage you might expect to see issued to the 11th Airborne Division, Special Operations Forces (SOF) units operating high in the mountains, or perhaps opposing forces (OPFOR) one of NATO’s Exercise Cold Response evolutions.
Or of course on your gear if that’s what you like.