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    My Second Bout with Ski: Family Business

    Less than a month after my first introduction to the harsh and unforgiving world of beginners ski, my grandma decided she absolutely had to have a ski vacation and that I, as her first-born grandchild and only 'experienced' skier in the family, absolutely had to take her.

    Apparently my lack of coordination and complete inability to stand on top of a pair of skis for more than 5 minutes at a time without becoming very intimate with the ground are no arguments to use against a senior citizen's wish to mock her granddaughter live instead of living vicariously through pictures and anecdotes told by less than loyal friends.

    We got a car hire at Geneva Airport and surprisingly managed to get to our hotel without getting lost. Apparently all the map reading genes of the family stayed with my grandma...

    The snow was still as cold and treacherous and spiteful as I remembered and my grandma, skier extraordinaire, seemed to be channelling the spirit of Anja freaking Pärson while I tried very hard to remain in a vertical position.

    When I finally managed to make it down a hill in one piece without being tripped by gravity, her one comment was: 'Great kid, don't get cocky!' That's my gran... Though she later made it up to me with a few Cosmos by the hotel's cosy fireplace, so I shouldn't complain too much ;)

    We also took a tour of the region with our Switzerland car hire, something for which my aching muscles were grateful! The country is gorgeous in winter and I was more than happy to share an activity with my grandma that didn't involve incessant mocking of my motor skills! One thing's for sure, next year I'm picking a tropical destination! :P

    What about you, tell me all about your family ski stories!

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