I have been spending most of my free time skiing lately. It's not all about strapping planks on your feet and barrelling down a mountain at ludicrous speeds though; the environment plays a big part in my enjoyment of a day on the mountain.
On a clear day with the snow-capped alps visible all the way out to the horizon it's easy to see just how vast and beautiful this landscape is. In a couple of months all the snow will be gone and a lush ocean of rich, green foliage will appear, filled with patches of spring blossoms. Until then, I'll enjoy the sound of the snow being carved up under my skis, with beautiful views like this all around.