I love winter and I love living in the mountains, whether that is in Fernie, British Columbia, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the lofty peaks of England’s Lake District, or my current home in the French Alps. Here are 7 quotes I love about winter and the mountains. 


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  • Erin Klema | The Epicurean Traveler says

    Great selection of quotes. I especially like the quotes from John Muir. The words he chose really showcase his passion for nature. Living in Michigan where winters can be downright brutal, I also couldn’t agree more with John Steinbeck. We truly cherish our summers here for that very reason. 😉


    • Mike Cotton says

      Thanks for the comment, Erin. John Muir certainly has some excellent words to say about the mountains. And the John Steinbeck quote really resonates with me, I usually live in the mountains (whether that is in Fernie, BC or elsewhere) and you really begin to appreciate all four seasons.


  • Holly says

    Beautiful pics and quotes. The sun over the mountains is a gorgeous sight for sure.


  • Steph Be says

    What beautiful quotes! The mountains are so beautiful, having a friend from Colorado I know exactly what you mean about wintertime and just being in that element.


  • Elena (@TravelingBytes) says

    I love mountains too, but I hate cold weather. It’s been 4 years since I touched real mountain snow. There is a different kind of beauty in tropical mountains. Putting Dickens and Steinbeck’s ones aside, the rest of these great quotes is applicable to any mountain in the world, winter or no winter.


  • Carol Colborn says

    Great collection of mountain quotes and the accompanying mountain pics!!!


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