Or why it's safe to get your 80s ski clobber out of the closet!
You know the problem - you went skiing a few times back in the 80s, when you were a carefree student or fresh to the world of employment and holidays without parents.
Then things changed - either you or the friends you skied with got married and had children, and weeks on the pistes, with flowing gluhwein, carefully mixed tapes of music on your Walkman and enormous Moon-boots were a thing of the past.
The ski clobber got shoved up into the attic and has lain there ever since.
You'd like to go skiing again, and one day you will.
But perhaps you have been reluctant to book that holiday, worrying that your 'look' may not quite hit the mark.
For here in the
...the truly fashionable are sporting the wild geometric patterns, clashing colours and garish onesies of the 1980s!
Retro-Rentals are based in Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets, in the French Alps, and also in Whistler.
When you dig out your gear, don't forget the accessories...
A touch of fluorescence will add a certain 'je ne sais quoi'...
You could go the whole hog, and re-create your favourite 80s hairstyle. The 'Blondie' look...
|(Learning to do the splits may be impressive, but is optional.)|
High ponytail and sweatband...
Or go the whole hog - you know a mullet makes sense!
|This is maybe a bit OTT for the slopes, but it's good to make an effort.|
So, as my own little ski break draws to an end (and the only muscles I've pulled are the ones I did when I split my sides laughing for those photos), once home I am going to store last year's new jacket, and head into the nether regions of our attic, and search out something a little more fashionable!