A ski star? I look like an arthritic Stormtrooper! Taking to the French Alps slopes for the very first time



My wariness about skiing dates from an article I read as a child in my grandmother’s Reader’s Digest. 
It was an account of an accident on the slopes, and included the fact that the unfortunate skier’s scrotum swelled to the size of a volleyball. That sort of detail tends to make an impression on a fellow.
Nevertheless my partner Jo and I, having clocked up 90 years on this planet between us without ever wearing skis, decided to take our six-year-old son Barney on holiday to Valloire in the French Alps, where we could all try the sport for the first time.
Our first task was to hire some... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Travel, Views: 43
Source: Daily Mail
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