Growing up in Scotland snow became a plaything.
Like the time when I threw a snowball at a driving car (don’t).
Only for the motorist to then turn up at the door (karma).
And, no, my Mum didn’t buy my story that I was throwing it at a pal across the road and the car got in the way.
Or in my first year at university when Myself and Nutty Nigel (the clue is in the name) built a giant snowball.
And blocked the entrance to the door of our block of flats.
Replace headmaster, angry parent with Halls of Residence manager.
And then there was the time during a week away with my then-girlfriend and her pals…
When I careened into her on the nursery slopes and soon became an ex.
Choose from these countries
The start of the year is fine enough time for booking your ski holiday.
With Crystal Ski offering €100 off your March deals.
Including: seven nights Andorra, departing March 15, staying at the 4* Hotel Canaro, Soldeu/El Tarter. Half-board. From €775pps.
Austria: Depart on March 7, stay at the 3* Haus Edelweiss, Zel Am See, B&B from €579pps.
Italy: Depart on March 15. Stay at the 3* Hotel Martin, Sauze D’oiux, half-board, from €795pp.
France: Depart on March 21: Stay. At the 3* Plagne Lauze Apartments, La Plagne. S/C from €975pps (four share).
From €375pps. Visit www.crystalski.ie
So I’ll maybe leave the Franz Klammer (I’m showing my age) and Lindsey Vonn stuff to my old pal and multi award-winning ski writer Murphski and Co.