We bought a house in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont that has a ceiling fan in the bathroom that is vented through the roof, using a flexible hose and a typical roof vent hood. However, we tend to get a lot of snow in the winter (last winter we twice had at least 2 feet built up on the roof before we shoveled it off). This causes the vent to be covered in snow, the moisture from the fan to condense and not be able to escape, so it then drips down into the bathroom whenever we turn the fan on, and sometimes when it is not even on, it will drip. We thought of two options to solve this: A) to build a 2-foot pipe above the roof (either PVC or stovepipe) and somehow support it on the roof - which is the tricky part - and connect the hose to that, or B) to vent through the soffit, and seal off the soffit ventilation holes for about 2 feet on either side of the fan vent to prevent moisture from re-entering the attic through the soffit. We'd rather not have yet another huge pipe sticking out of our roof, so we're leaning toward the soffit vent, but we have concerns about whether our idea of sealing off the soffit on either side will be effective at preventing moisture re-entry. Any ideas or advice would be welcome!