I've always thought I loved skiing because of the time spent outdoors.
The clear air, the heart-breaking beauty of a frozen landscape, the tired muscles, the rosy cheeks, the initial clinking of glasses at a well-deserved apres.
But on this trip, I realized why I really love to ski.
Each day, there is always one run.
The run where you stand at the top and your heart skips a beat or two.
The run where fear and self-doubt scream at you to climb the other way.
Arms out, lean forward , down you go.
Well.....because you can't exactly go back up.
Then the magic happens.
And before you know it, you've conquered your fears.
We had a fantastic trip and were truly spoiled.
Apparently Whistler is quite beautiful?
I never did get to see.
We were blessed with lots of powder, which meant poor visibility.
I'm only left to guess at how beautiful it really is.
I think I'll just have to return again.