There are more ways to enjoy the snow than bumping down a slope on skis, a snowboard or an inner tube. Imagine, instead, tramping on snowshoes or sliding on cross-country skis through the forested hills near Taos, New Mexico. Around a small grove of trees is a yurt, or round hut, with a thin trail of smoke rising from its chimney. There are no phones, no computer, no television, or distractions of any kind in this winter wonderland. With a few friends, a backpack full of wine and food, the only activities are exploring the gorgeous, high-alpine scenery during the days and spending nights playing cards by lamp-light, or chatting next to the wood-burning stove.