After hearing about the tragic death of actress, Natasha Richardson in March, I was taking no chances and rented a ski-helmet on my family ski-ing holiday in Val Cenis. Natasha Richardson died after a fall on the nursery slopes while taking a ski-ing lesson – it seems that the most apparently risk-free situations can go wrong if you’re unlucky.
Despite having spent 3 months in my 20s as an au-pair in the French ski resort of Meribel, I can’t say I’m an expert ski-er, having spent more time in the resort’s night-clubs than the ski-slopes. I prefer to go cautiously down the red and blue slopes while my snow-board addict sons zoom past me impatiently, only stopping long enough to blague some euros for a hot chocolate and crepe in the mountain cafe.
The week after we returned I was shocked to read that an avalanche had swept the piste at Val Cenis, only days after we were there, but luckily being at lunchtime and at the end of the season, the slopes were deserted and no-one was hurt.
Which goes to show that you just can’t be too careful…
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