Nothing sets the heart beating with quite as much anticipation than when you are perched on top of a mountain with a fresh sheet of snow spread out in front of you.

Originally used by the Nordic people as a form of transportation, skiing has developed into one of the most popular and exhilarating winter sports in the world. Joined in more recent history by the singular platform version of Snowboarding, the snow has become an attractive holiday destination for the young, the young at heart and families alike.

With the breathtaking mountain scenery and the natural high achieved as you carve your way through the slopes, it's not hard to imagine why this activity has become so popular with the adventure seekers of today. So grab your skies and your bobble hat, leave that cup of cocoa on the table and hit those slopes!