Ice, ice baby

By Linley Boniface In Health

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26th July, 2008
My first attempt at skiing ended within minutes in a sprained ankle - the result of a snowplough gone wrong. The second left me with a sprained wrist - a snowplough gone very, very wrong. Subsequent injuries, almost all related to the wretched snowplough, were enough to persuade me that the only ice I wanted to encounter were the cubes in my drink. Although New Zealand ski fields are full of five-year-olds demonstrating manoeuvres considerably more sophisticated than the snowplough with enviable ease, this most basic of skiing techniques has ruined many a winter holiday. Nearly ...

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