To me, skiing is thrilling. The above pics were taken last February when we were out in Utah. Because my family has lived in the beehive state for 27 years, I have spent a lot of time there. I have many terrific memories of group skiing, lots of chairlift buddies and great apres de ski.
I am an intermediate skier. I ski black diamonds on good days, unlike some of my relatives who tackle chutes, cliffs, and double blacks. In the east I would be considered a good skier, out west I feel mediocre.
No matter, I LOVE skiing there. As you can see from the pic above, many times we are the only people on a trail. The sound of my skis gliding on the snow and the wind in the pines is so soothing to me. I find it to be a zen type of experience. I do enjoy the physicality's of skiing, of pushing myself to ski better and longer, to try scary trails. Most of all I love the aesthetic aspect of skiing, it fulfills me.