For one of my university courses, I am writing a paper about people's consumption of winter and consumption of risk when skiing. This is one of those social science courses where next to anything goes, as long as the argument is sound. I can and will write about my own personal opinion, but my professor has recommended I consult other enthusiasts on internet forums to get a more complete answer. Essentially, I'm writing about why people like skiing. Enough of my rambling... my questions to you are: (1) Why do you love winter?/What about winter do you love? (2) What do you like about taking risks while skiing?
Anything goes! I'd love to hear stories, feelings, or whatever. As long as it is related to skiing.