But sure enough, 20 minutes later we're in the cavernous space of Ski Dubai where it's - 5degC and we're pulling on salopettes
, ski boots and gloves, and fantasising about holding a hot chocolate.
Jemma Gofton dusts off her salopettes
and gets her skiing groove on in Ischgl
I'm a Celebrity winner Stacey Solomon, 25, wearing pink salopettes
and a white crash helmet, also looked terrified as she tackled the indoor runs at Milton Keynes' snow dome.
I'll be wearing thermals, fleece trousers, padded trousers and ski salopettes
and a big Arctic jacket.
But, despite one or two slips, I think we have a new convert - she certainly looks the part in her salopettes
A GET your salopettes
out because between now and the end of the season is probably the best time to go.
Warm ski clothing, salopettes
, thermal gloves, a hat or balaclava, padded ski socks and ski goggles are the very minimum.
Mr Lloyd said clothing manufacturer Paramo had also replaced the volunteer's salopettes
and mountain jacket at "a very favourable rate".
Dig out those salopettes
because, as from this winter, you'll be able to fly to the Alps with Flybe.
are partly made possible by the arrival of new fabrics which can be lightweight without sacrificing insulation and durability, thus allowing for greater elegance while keeping the practical features essential for comfort in the cold.
But eager to try something different, I agreed to pack my salopettes
and head to Scandinavia.
Although our cover stars are more recognisable in salopettes
and goggles, Didier Cuche, Bode Miller and Lasse Kjus prove they are pretty adept at golfing as they model the tournament's official clothing sponsor KJUS's latest clothing collection.