There's nothing more depressing, then people smashing each others heads in with the available ski material, trying to get on the friday afternoon train to the mountains, where upon arrival they cue up for ski-passes, ski-material, the ski-lift and bad food in cafeterias. Happily spending an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg. Skiing, the ultimate outdoor fun, consists mainly of being mechanically hauled up a mountain or slope, which once on top is steep enough to let you slide down to the bottom without too much effort. Provided there's snow of course. The problem with winter sports is, they take place in the winter.
A whiter shade of pale, clockwise from top left; Yan Nascimbene, little boy dreaming of ski illustration by Robert Wagt, Birgit Schössow's wonderful Newyorker cover, Edmond Kiraz' take on winter sport, a vintage Polish ski poster, Davos ski poster by graphic artist Herbert Leupin, dutch illustrator Dik Bruna's Nijntje or Miffy on skis and a ski illustration by Bjorn Rune Lie.