What defines the beauty of winter? Which is more beautiful?

Would you rather enjoy snow-clad mountains or the freshness of the winter breath? Would you rather trek through snow-blocked roads or sit down by your vehicle and enjoy the splendour of winter? Are you more entranced by the emptiness of winter or the fullness of the snow?

Europe has suffered a rather severe winter this season. We've seen blocked roads, affected economies and even people falling ill. However, nothing has stopped the nature lover in all of us from admiring the dexterity of Mother Nature and her snowy creations.

A look at the most beautiful winter pictures of all time...