Jeremy, Good shot. I especially like the diagonal slash of the rock and the subtle colors. A lot of people would push the saturation and make a shot like this look like a cigarette ad minus the Marlboro Man. I guess my only criticism might be that the Marlboro Man isn't in there, so there's some loss of scale. A tree, a person, or a bear would help to convey the size and perspective. But that's a very minor criticism. I like the shot just as it stands.
Russ. I tend to think of Marlboro Man as existing in the red rock country of the south western US, without much in the way of greenery or snow, but then I've never been other than very heartily anti-smoking! Happily, there are no bears around there but I take your point on scale.
Jeremy, your suggestion certainly produces an interesting result. Some of the rocks become rather darker than would be ideal, I think, but there is a general increase in punchiness. I think it loses some desirable subtlety, though.
Mike, even the health and safety brigade wouldn't put safety barriers on a Swiss mountain! There is in fact a way out in the direction your eye is drawn, but it's an unfriendly hack down the slope, way underneath the cable car. Is there something wrong with showing a pathway? Should the eye be constrained within a shot? I really don't know the answer.