Just a quick note to say Happy Solstice! The daylight will start getting longer from 4:28 pm today, assuming you are in the Northern Hemisphere. 

January and February are usually the coldest months in the Northern hemisphere which will hopefully bring a ton of snow in the Alps for Snowboarding on :-)

If you're feeling blue about that idea here is a link to 17 ways to celebrate the winter solstice from Rhythms of Play.