DOT G NUTTALL: My husband cleared all the snow from our drive and footpath then the snowplough
went past and threw it all back again.
In countries such as Canada and the US where snow fell heavy and fast during the winter, the snowplough
was a very necessary device to keeping the railways moving.
Soon I was sidestepping up a threefoot mound, skiing down and using my newly learned V-shaped snowplough
BUSY DAY Snowplough
on level crossing at Blair Atholl, Perthshire
20PM Snarling snowplough
driver Chris Elliott is targeted by schoolkids (below) hoping to prolong the winter-wonderland holidays.
Soon we're ready to move on to the most trusty of ski manoeuvres - the humble snowplough
, where you point your skis into a V-shape, bend your knees and bring your weight forwards.
I am particularly taken with the Madeleine run on Solaise, a designated "slow skiing zone" where time (not to mention hordes of daredevil skiers) seems to slip away as I glide past the cordon and practise my snowplough
to my heart's content.
Attempts to clear it with a snowplough
left banks of snow and ice more than 12 feet tall on either side of the narrow road and it was considered too dangerous to leave the road open for drivers.
Our hour zoomed past, but it was enough to hook us in, even if we'd only tried our hand at the snowplough
technique for stopping and steering.
Last week we told how the road was so bad that the bin lorry, snowplough
and gritter could not reach Arnish at the end of the two-mile stretch that Calum built.
was deployed, but authorities said the expressway was gritted four times before 8am.
St Edward's College in Sandfield Park in West Derby has spent pounds 5,000 on a snowplough