I think we all agree this past winter was one we wish to forget about and most of us are wishing that the spring brings warm weather soon. I would agree with both of those statements entirely. However, I do find my way to get through the winter with less resentment. I ski with my family.
I have been sking for a long time and truely enjoy it. 7 winters ago I got my youngest son started in skiing. In fact, my wife and I took a total leap of faith and went out and bought him skis before he ever tried it. I knew if he was my son, he would love it. We got lucky and in the summer that is all he talks about. "How soon is winter coming so we can ski again?"
Like most people I only get outside to shovel and find myself inside too much. Skiing is a great way to get outside and breathe the fresh air. Although this was one of the toughest winters we have had in many years, it also means we had fantastic skiing conditions (sometimes a bit too cold).