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.
Which is why with one brief return to the slopes with the (still) First Mrs M Soll Mates with www.topflight.ie I have hung up my skis.
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.