I don't know what exactly it is that compells me. I guess more than anything else its the exhilaration of coming down the hill , the feel of your skis carving on the snow , powder,soft hero bumps. Maybe frozen granular puts a damper on things. I guess I have always felt fortunate that I have had the opportunity to ski a good bit every year.
The excitement and exhilaration of the upcoming season. I'm heading out Friday night for 3 days at Vail and I'm stoked and excited, I can't wait.
Nothing else I've done can compare to the thrills and excitement skiing has provided me. IMHO we are all blessed that we can ski, I've yet to discover anything else that comes close.