British skiers drunk on alpine slopes
by David Masters
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British holidaymakers on alpine getaways are skiing and snowboarding with nearly double the drink-drive limit of alcohol in their bloodstream.
Research by More Than Insurance found over half a million Brits have gone skiing the morning after a drinking session with seven units of alcohol still pumping through their body.
Nearly three quarters (74%) of British skiers polled by More Than believed a heavy night of drinking does not affect their skiing the next day.
More Than, however, claims skiing when drunk should be “severely frowned upon”.
“With the average intermediate level skier travelling at up to 20mph on unimpeded runs, the threat of serious accidents is very real indeed,” More Than said.
“The findings of the research are extremely concerning – nearly 600,000 Brits will ski or board drunk at some stage this ski season which is not a small number,” it added.
“Brits abroad have a reputation for drinking to excess but throw a high-speed downhill sport into the mix and you have a very nasty combination.”