This weekend, we went skiing on Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights. 3,000 ft above sea level, we could still see in the distance the second lowest place on earth, the Sea of Galilee. We went on a Sunday, which is a working day here, so it was less crowded than it would have been. Much to my surprise, however, most of the people who came to the mountain purchased lift tickets simply to ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain, sit in the lodge, and then ride back down. They were dressed like they were going skiing, but without any skis.
We had a very nice time. There weren't a lot of runs, but it was pretty steep and a good workout. It was nice treat for my husband and I who love to ski/snowboard but haven't had the opportunity for a few years.