January Sick and Tired You’ve Been Hanging on Me.

pop quiz: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: as skiing in the Cairngorms in never reliable, these chaps should take a plane.

So, January 31st is the new deadline, but it’s flexible, and probably still extendable; so right in the middle of the ski season then! Who knows what effect, if any, whatever Brexit option is decided, will impact any plans you have for a ski holiday: But ‘fear not’, the Government website has advice for you!

I’ve already covered the advice they give before you go on your ski holiday. Now we look at what happens when you get there.

This is their checklist for when you are in your ski resort. #SkiSafe

Fitness.

To be frank, if you are not fit enough before you arrive in your resort it is too late. However, whether you are fit or not, please consider doing a few warm up exercises and stretches before heading out onto the piste. A pulled muscle is not the best start to your ski holiday.

Breakfast Beer.

Don’t do it. You are participating in a sport that can result in injury to yourself and others. You may be on holiday, but be responsible for yourself, your judgement and everyone else on the slopes trying to enjoy their ski holiday.

Put a Lid on It.

Do it! It might be personal choice, but few people in their right mind would advise against wearing a ski helmet. In many ski resorts, and certainly in classes, it is compulsory for children to wear helmets. And if you are in any don’t, check your insurance, it may well be invalid if you weren’t wearing a helmet.

See the Light.

There may not be very much of your bare body on display, but make sure whatever there is exposed is properly protected. Googles with UV filters and a high SPF cream on your nose and lips at a minimum. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Graham Bell also shares his tips to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe ski holiday…

pop trivia: The lyric is from ‘January’, the 1975 chart hit for Scottish pop band ‘Pilot’.