Several failures of steel structures were recently occurred in Palestine and triggered by accumulation of snowfalls. Changes in snowfall patterns in the region were studied and analyzed. Increase in snowfalls depths is expected in the 21st century and may exceed 1 m in areas with elevation greater than 1000 masl. A qualitative risk based study were conducted to analyze potential risks of snowfall events on steel structures, and to evaluate future risks that may result from excessive events through identifications of threats, hazards and consequences. The major causes for damages in steel structures due to snowfall in the country were attributed to different reasons, mainly; lack of proper design and faults in construction for properly designed structures. Finally, risk management options, were drafted in order to mitigate consequences and adapt to future expected changes in climate, and to increase the public local authorities’ awareness and preparedness of for such risks.