I love everything about it... buying new and unnecessary gear in the off season gets me so hyped, the ritual of waxing my skis and getting all my gear together the night before, the drive to the mountain, being on first chairs and getting first tracks, but most importantly being on the mountain - forget about everything else and just enjoy the moment
Skiing has given me more friends, opportunities, experiences, etc. than I could ever imagine. I'm thankful to be able to travel across the country and have people to visit/stay with in any given state, all thanks to the tight knit ski community. Genuinely don't know what my life would look like if I never started, but I'm stoked where I'm at so thx skiing!