This page was a pain to color. Coming up with the scheme/plan was the hardest part. I based the setting on the area (or areas nearby) where I grew up. Tree-covered mountains tucked away from civilization, places where no one believes in guard rails, and aggressive driving is nonexistent (for obvious reasons). There are many ski resorts where I grew up (in WV), but I went skiing only once — on a church trip. I consider it an upper-middle-class sport. If you can’t substitute items found under your house or at a local dump for the standard equipment, it’s not a game of the general populace, imo. Seiko is a tennis and archery contender, so skiing fits into her background.