If Gondolas Could Talk. 101 superlative ski stories from the snowy slopes and beyond by John Hemming-Clark.
"...lots of hilarious stories that will make you laugh out loud!" The Ski Guru
Anyone who has ever hit the ski slopes has a story. Some have quite a few.
Self-confessed ski bum (for seven days each year) John Hemming-Clark has more than his fair share of anecdotes, many based on his inability to ski, learn a foreign language or behave at anything approaching a competent, let alone professional, level whether by design or accident, in and around the Alps. These tales started with his very first ski holiday when he decided to tackle a red piste without having taken any lessons, and have continued right up to the present day.
If Gondolas Could Talk is a diverse collection of his very best adventures that feature mostly Alpine ski resorts, lifts, instructors, chalet girls, hotels, restaurants, bars, lift attendants, cross channel ferries, airports, overnight stops, motorways, péages, dry slopes back home, not forgetting other skiers, with contributions from family, friends and complete strangers of all ages. A sizeable number of these individuals (even though many of them wish to remain anonymous) have been unable to return to the resorts from where their stories have originated.
If Gondolas Could Talk includes one hundred and one of the very best ski stories.
Paperback Book Dimension: 14.8 x 1.5 x 21 cm