‘Skiing With Demons’ is a blog by Chris Tomlinson – chairlift philosopher, fell-walker, electrician, Land Rover Defender and labrador owner, ski bum and author.
His first book saw Chris tagged with a lot of ‘ists’: narcissist, fascist, jingoist, ageist, fantasist, hedonist, anthropomorphist, alienist and sexist! ‘All the things needed to make a writer engaging, witty and insightful’ – says Chris. Given the many five-star reviews his books have on Amazon, he might be right.
This blog and its associated Skiing With Demons books, should amuse anyone who has either been on a skiing holiday, is thinking of living their dream in the mountains, or is planning any kind of midlife crisis – they are not just about skiing.
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Last weekend, having discovered that Grindelwald was a place, not just a Harry Potter character, I found myself heading to the Swiss ski resort.
The Ski Club of Great Britain (SCGB) had asked me to be the substitute for an injured colleague, and take a holiday group to the resort – shortly after they had persuaded me that “Grindelwald” actually existed. read more –>
Love it Chris. Looking forward to reading the whole book. It made me laugh a lot. Although I believe… I am neither a “GF” or “wife” in that context 🙂 hope you are well. Will we be seeing you this season?
I’ve never been skiing; never wanted to and never will. I must fit into the ‘mid-life crisis’ group but I love how you write and it makes me laugh! Can’t wait to read the rest of your book.
A great taster Chris – I shall look forward to giggling through the rest of your crisis. Especially is some of my “ski friends” might make an appearance!!
I also liked your critique of your Careers Advisor – I too have often thought about trying to track him down and ask why he did not mention Grand Tour cyclist or downhill skier to me!!
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Hi Chris – great to see you’re enjoying the White stuff!!! Best regards ann and all at Sherborne lofts !! – can wait to read the whole book !
hadn’t realised youd done ‘book 2’ glad I picked up on it from Snowheads, loved the first book, spread the word through our Chalet site and a discussion group we are in good luck with book 3 🙂
SWD3? – I dare not speak its name. Thanks for the good feedback, and hope you enjoy SWD2.
Whats the name of your chalet ? Morzine ? Cheers Chris
I’m on your second book … found the first in a shop in Morzine last week and I’m addicted . Very funny . Thankyou for making me smile !
Hi Sara, Glad my books have/are entertaining you and thanks for letting me know. I’m Currently working on a third, but it won’t be out till Xmas ( note: Im not being specific about the years) Even though you bought the book in a bookshop, you can still leave an amazon review – if you do , It would be greatly appreciated. Cheers and thanks again. Chris
Just finished this book and its got everything! Laugh out loud moments, cringe worthy moments and everything in-between. I didn’t realise that my condition of Ski Nazi was a thing til I read this. My friends just call me the Commandant!
Amazing – a must read for any skier (or snowboarder – don’t dis us till you’ve tried it Chris)
I’ve got the second one to move onto now but will save it for a couple of months and look forward to it.
Thanks Hev, and for the 5 star review on Amazon. Hope you enjoy the 2nd book too – although I do take the mic out of snowboarders some more ( all in jest).
Just devoured book 1 – a brilliant read for a ski obsessed 40 something corporate boy! Thanks for helping me vicariously live out my own mid life ski crisis without the pain of having to do it myself 🙂 ………….. although I can’t guarantee the pull of the mountains won’t get me eventually! Now on to buy book 2.
Thanks for the thanks JB , hope SWD2 doesn’t disappoint. You’ll be pleased to known, SWD3 will be out this December.