This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
February 20, 2020
I’m sure the first thing that went through your mind when you arrived at the Sundance Winter Festival was: “Why do I not see Sarah at the starting line in her ski boots?” It’s a reasonable question, so I’m very glad you asked, and the answer is that I have a miserable history with skiing.
My relationship with skis is, in fact, appalling enough that my participation would be bad for everyone’s health. It would at the very least be a risk to my own, and I wouldn’t make any promises to the folk lined up on Main Street.
Growing up on the south coast of Britain, I didn’t have a g...