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Skiiing With The Guardian’s Emma Kennedy And The Spirit Of Max Gogarty

by | 25th, October 2011

IS EMMA Kennedy, the Guardian’s travel writer, a parody? Or has  Max Gogarty a new byline?

Kennedy’s article is called Think skiing’s not your kind of thing?

Know this. In my experience, people who turn their noses up at  skiing holidays which, for those of you still languishing in the dark are the BEST HOLIDAYS IN THE UNIVERSE (and yes, I am including a free go on the Millennium Falcon in that) are women who are obsessed with handbags, shoes and make-up, and lazy, lazy men.

Oh boo hoo, you have to wrap up in salopettes. Boo hoo, you have to wear ski boots. Boo hoo, you have half your face covered up in goggles. Boo boo boo boo booing hoo.

To you I have one thing to say. Get. Over. Yourself.

Want more?

Guess what? Your vanity and crushing ennui are denying you the greatest holiday currently available on planet earth. Don’t even BOTHER arguing with me. For I am dropping a truth bomb IN YOUR FACE. Let’s analyse the evidence.

Number one the location. If you can remove your Prada sunglasses for one nanosecond and look around, you’ll notice that mountains and the terrains therein are stunningly beautiful. The air is laser fresh. You’re so high up that sometimes, when skiing, you’re actually ABOVE THE CLOUDS. It’s like being an aeroplane. But with a vastly more attractive undercarriage.

Number two. It’s the best exercise you’ll ever have. What would you rather do? Three-quarters of an hour of zumba in a Primrose Hill basement ? Or a whole day skimming down pistes, traversing mogul fields and schussing across high mountain plains? This isn’t a trick question. The answer is skiing is skill and anyone who does zumba is a loser. The end.

Number three. It is one of the

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