No, I've never been that daft!
If it's too cold out for clothes to dry, then I put an airer up in my hallway and drape clothes over radiators.... there's no point hanging them outside, it just prolongs the agony!
In England it would snow when I was a child living there.We never put the clothes outside, or they would end up stiff as a board.They were hung up inside the home from a wooden frame, on a rope...and it could be lowered up and down.The heat from the fire would dry them overnight.
Yes - back home in Scotland. Sometimes, if I forgot to take the washing in, by the next morning they would be stiff as a board and you then had to thaw them out before drying them again - happy days!!!
Ah, NO I haven't had to hang cloths out in the snow, & nor have I visited anyone during a snowy winter! So I would think a cloths dryer would have to be the way to go, even if not very environmentally friendly.