Ski Special: The joys of going off piste

Catherine Murphy discovers a variety of fun activities, with or without skis, at top French resort Alpe d'Huez.

27th October, 2013

Doucement, doucement. If the horse starts galloping and you feel out of control, just say gently, gently'. Moments later, the air is filled with hysterical roars of ''DOUCEMENT, DOUCEMENT'' as a male friend gets pulled around a track behind a horse - on his face. It's funniest thing I've seen in years.

We aren't observing a horse-riding lesson in rural Ireland. This is the French ski resort of Alpe d'Huez and this is ski-joering, also...

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