Wednesday September 30, 2020

Baptism of snow

Purging the memory of nightmare ski lessons, Helen Boylan found herself zigzagging across the slopes of Meribel with ease after the right instruction.

7th October, 2006

‘Relax!’’ my ski instructor screams, before yelling, ‘‘Snow plough snow plough snow plough!”, his gravelly voice getting more irate as I career towards the edge of a crowded red slope. ‘‘C’MON, RELAAAAAX!”

Mustering all the strength in my legs to try and slow myself down, my calves feel like two hot pokers as gravity continues to draw me towards the edge. Hurling myself bottom-first...

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