Staring down a mountain

I was hiking around at the top of the slopes in Beaver Creek, CO and saw these guys as they were pondering their descent.  I thought the clouds and the sky were awesome looking and grabbed a quick snap.  Not a lot to say about this one - it's a pretty simple shot.  I will add that walking in the snow is pretty hard when you sink up to your knees with each step!  That makes it a little hard to compose a shot in a hurry - but, there are worse things, right?

Here it is in black and white  - which looks better?