In May 2015, this shot of Kylo Ren flanked by two snowtroopers was released in Vanity Fair:
The caption read:
Next-generation bad guy Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) commands snowtroopers loyal to the evil First Order on the frozen plains of their secret base.
As far as I recall, there is no such scene in The Force Awakens. (Kylo removes his helmet exactly twice, and neither instance involves a scene like the one above.)
What is going on in this scene, and at what point in the film would it have appeared? Why was it excluded? Or was it purely a promotional shot?