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Gestapo on ice

More symptoms of the galloping infantilism endemic in the UK this week, wth the news that skiers favour a system of speed checks, fines, breath tests and on-piste penalty points in a bid to clamp down on people hooning round … Continue reading

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Fit for purpose. Or not.

Yes it’s official – according to this morning’s Daily Telegraph, the British are a bunch of lazy porkers. It seems almost a quarter of us are so fat we can’t waddle for a bus without risking collapse, and our continued … Continue reading

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Hark the herald checkouts ring ….

Yes, the festive season looms once again, bringing with it tacky decorations, rampant consumerism and a load of pious tosh about the true meaning of Christmas (something about plying children with electronic tat in a bid to avoid spending any … Continue reading

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Purple is the new black

According to venerable ski pundit Peter Hardy in the Daily Telegraph at any rate, though I have to say I sincerely hope he’s wrong. There’s hideousness aplenty out there in the world of ski fashion without adding purple to the … Continue reading

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A walk in the park

Once upon a time, ski resorts were considered to have made more than adequate provision for their clients if they could offer a few drag lifts, some more or less pisted runs and possibly a hut selling on-mountain pie and … Continue reading

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Skivolution

Back in the olden days there was only one accepted way of sliding down hills at speed and that was on two very long planks of wood to which you had tied a pair of walking boots using bits of … Continue reading

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Peak season dos and don’ts

DO ..  fasten your boots up. Why do you all persist in schlepping about with all the buckles undone and the straps dragging in the slush? All you’re doing is making it twice as difficult to walk, and it’s not … Continue reading

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You are here. Probably.

It’s an odd paradox that the holiday punter on his third day in resort usually has a much better idea of what runs and lifts are which than does the seasonnaire who has been here since day one. Which may … Continue reading

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Home alone

Yay, I am off the leash! For the best part of three weeks, no less – an unparalleled opportunity to get out on the tiles, snort coke off the kitchen table and generally lead the wanton single life until the … Continue reading

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Fauna on fora

Say what you like about internet fora, they serve an essential purpose in keeping the worst crashing bores out of live social interaction. Thanks to the old interweb, your chances of being collared at a social gathering by some borderline … Continue reading

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