Pups on PIste: A Ski Season in Italy (Paperback)
Parables from On Piste and Off...
Jackie and Mark share a passion for planks. When they married, just thirty-seven weeks after they first met, their ambition was to spend a full season in the Alps.
Pups on Piste is the story of their first three months in Monte Rosa with their four dogs, Cavapoos (Cavalier / Poodle cross) Kai, Rosie, Ruby and Lani. A little-known resort tucked under the second highest peak in Western Europe, one ski magazine placed Monte Rosa in 'The Top 5 Off Piste Destinations In The World.'
Once there, they get lost, stranded, conduct experiments on the edge of control and take a Back-Country Ski Course in which one instructor's advice is, "Don't miss the turn or you'll go over a cliff."
Join them in legendary powder, where you will learn a multitude of invaluable lessons about skiing, winter walkies, the revenge of the snow chains, surviving a Viking invasion and how to remove snow balls from the belly of a dog.