Great Britain will look at the 2014 Sochi Olympics as a significant step forward for winter sport after surpassing the three-medal target set by UK Sport.
Out athletes claimed a total of four medals in the memorable spectacle in Russia and that is the equal best performance in a winter games.
But do you think winter sports merits the hefty investment? Great Britain will never have a stream of top winter sportsmen and women due to the climate.
So would the money be better spent on traditional grassroots sports?