A late convert to winter sports in France

Connexion reader Jo Pendered started skiing nine years ago, when she was 46. “My husband, Steve, is a really keen skier and I’d always wanted to try it, but never had the chance."

“So he took me to Val d’Isère for a week, and taught me – mainly by putting me on a couple of black runs fairly early on!”

She admitted that she got stuck, but took courage from seeing a crocodile of five year olds skiing past and decided to copy them. 

“Skiing is all in your head, it’s about believing you can do it. So for me, seeing those children go past ...

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