Skiers hit London Gondola
Posted on - Mon 9th July 2012
At Ski Solutions we are always thinking about skiing and winter – even in the middle of summer. So it came as no surprise when one of our ski holiday experts, Digby Rawlins, announced that he had organised a group of skiers to ride the new Emirates Air Line in London.
With over 5 months to go to the winter season, and despite a serious lack of snow, Digby decided that the opening of London’s latest land- or rather “air”mark - was the perfect opportunity to get back into the skiing spirit. His proposal was simple, grab your friends and your ski gear and teach Londoners how to ride a gondola in real skier style.
At 3pm on Saturday 7 July 2012, Digby and his crew stepped on board the Emirates Air Line from the Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and embarked on the journey across the Thames. Wearing ski jackets, pants, goggles, hats and boots, the city skiers took in the sights of London including Canary Wharf, the City and the Olympic stadium.
It was a great way to celebrate not only the opening of the new Emirates Air Line in London but skiing in general too. There were a few comments of "I already feel like I'm in a ski resort and then I see a guy with a snow board" followed by "So you're hitting the slopes then are you?" to keep the group entertained.
As DIgby said, “there is only one way to ride a gondola! I have spent countless hours staring out of gondola windows at mountain peaks in my ski gear and don’t see why London should be any different? Except the view.”
Skiers will be skiers, come rain, sun or snow; their heads will always be in the mountains. And we at Ski Solutions fully support this philosophy.