After starting the year with a burst of writing, I took the last five days off and went up to Whistler. It was beautiful and sunny, and the views (http://www.flickr.com/photos/78523822@N00/sets/72157594514935628/) were spectactular. No fresh snow, but I was perfectly happy spending most of my time on wide open groomed runs. Midweek skiing is definitely the way to go, if you can swing it–no lift lines and fewer people on the runs, very nice stuff.
Also had some very tasty food this trip, including crepes, tapas and Belgian chocolate fondue. Yum! Good thing I got a lot of exercise skiing to cancel out all those calories :)