I have lately mentioned skiing pretty frequently in this liveaboard boating blog, mostly because we have been doing a lot of it (and not a lot of boating) this time of year.
Skiing is an unusual sport. It takes you to places no sane person would go uncoerced. To the tops of mountains. In the winter. In the cold. At a time when people mostly want to curl up in blankets by the fire.
But there are compensations for the harshness. One of the more compelling of these is the stunning surreal beauty of the environment - and that's what I want to share.
I took these pictures at the Stevens Pass ski area 2 weeks ago (for you Stevens Pass skiers, they were taken in the trees off of Roller Coaster, Tye Mill chair). As with all the pictures on this blog, the ones shown here are thumbnails - click on any of them to see a full-sized version.