2,200 metres up in the Swiss Alps, reporter Ben Jolley forced to postpone flight home to Fenland because of snow!

PUBLISHED: 11:20 11 December 2017

Cambs Times reporter, Ben Jolley on his trip to Switzerland.

Cambs Times reporter, Ben Jolley on his trip to Switzerland.

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Whilst most of Cambridgeshire got its first taste of snow at the weekend, our reporter Ben Jolley was enjoying more of it than most care to experience.

Fenland’s own ‘Eddie the Eagle’ - a.k.a Ben Jolley on his Polaris trip in Switzerland. PHOTO: Ben JolleyFenland’s own ‘Eddie the Eagle’ - a.k.a Ben Jolley on his Polaris trip in Switzerland. PHOTO: Ben Jolley

He was at Le Mouton Noir, 2,200 metres up in the Swiss Alps, attending a major music festival, Polaris.

Ben, whose weekends are often spent at pop festivals across Europe (he does some part time writing for Mix Mag and other magazines) flew out last Thursday and was due back last night.

Fenland’s own ‘Eddie the Eagle’ - a.k.a Ben Jolley on his Polaris trip in Switzerland.Fenland’s own ‘Eddie the Eagle’ - a.k.a Ben Jolley on his Polaris trip in Switzerland.

However the resort experienced its most prolific snow falls in four years so with the flight home delayed, Ben took to the slopes to practice his skiing techniques.

As can be seen his skills are at an early stage of development.

Fenland’s own ‘Eddie the Eagle’ - a.k.a Ben Jolley on his Polaris trip in Switzerland. PHOTO: Ben JolleyFenland’s own ‘Eddie the Eagle’ - a.k.a Ben Jolley on his Polaris trip in Switzerland. PHOTO: Ben Jolley

Winner of the “Best Big Event 2016” at the Swiss Nightlife Award, Polaris Festival promised many surprises with a highly demanding and varied programme.

But not all surprises necessarily came on the dance floor.

Fenland’s own ‘Eddie the Eagle’ - a.k.a Ben Jolley on his Polaris trip in Switzerland.Fenland’s own ‘Eddie the Eagle’ - a.k.a Ben Jolley on his Polaris trip in Switzerland.

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