Finn Raikkonen may look a little 'cold' in the top picture, but he had some warm comments about Stoner and his achievements during the 2007 MotoGP season.

"For sure I enjoy watching MotoGP because there are a lot of things happening and the racing is usually very exciting, plus being in kind of the same team, I watch most of the races," said Kimi.

"Casey's a nice guy, we've met in some events which we've done together. He's achieved a lot this year and I think he's going to be there for many many years, winning the championships," added Raikkonen, who was told that Stoner has been complimentary about his F1 season: "He's a nice guy. Compliments back to him. It's nice to hear he says good things [about me]."

Stoner, currently recovering from a shoulder injury sustained during testing at Jerez in last November, joined Raikkonen in taking to the slopes - albeit with understandable caution - while new Ducati Marlboro team-mate Marco Melandri let his hair down and enjoyed some snowboarding (third picture).