Winter hiking in the glittering landscape, away from tourism industry, is a magical experience. Just follow the rules of Silent Walking.
Undertaking a Silent Walk, means, your mind will calm down and your senses will awaken. Your nose will be able to enjoy the fresh air, your eyes will be overwhelmed by the structures of the snow crystals and the winter landscape. You just have to agree with your companion on quietness. That needs some exercise, because we are all used to talk during a hiking tour. Try to focus on your surrounding by picking up a detail and stick to it for some seconds. Then change to another detail in nature. You will be surprised how refreshed you will feel after that kind of walk.