As holidays go - skiing expeditions carry a high potential for hilarity.
The options are numerous - from people's wacky outfits and dodgy sporting capabilities, to tricky chair lifts and perilous icy corners.
As these comical photos demonstrate, strap two long planks to your feet - or indeed a single snowboard - and things are bound to go wrong.
This highly relatable image was submitted to the world wide web with the caption, 'So my mom tried skiing on cross country skis' - and her face says it all
This was captioned: 'I took my wife skiing yesterday for the first time in seven years - here she is getting off the lift'
In this collection of images gathered by MailOnline Travel from around the web, skiing takes front-and-centre when it comes to wipeouts.
One image captures the highly amusing moment a mother attempts cross country skiing for the first time, and her panicked expression is priceless.
Another shows a woman unwittingly performing an excellent impression of a starfish having face-planted off a chair lift.
Her husband submitted this image to Imgur, captioning it: 'I took my wife skiing yesterday for the first time in seven years - here she is getting off the lift.'
Captured the very moment before his face meets the slushy slope, this stunt can't have ended well
This image of a dangling skier, left, was captioned, 'his first time in a chair lift', while the man pictured right, for reasons unknown, opted to spend a day on the slopes in a Nacho Libre outfit
When theses friends decided to trade specialties - swapping their skis and snowboard - they didn't take to well to the unfamiliar equipment
It's hard not to laugh, too, at the friends who decided to trade specialties - swapping their skis and snowboard - only to find themselves both in a crumpled heap at the bottom of a slope.
It's not uncommon on the mountain, along with all the awkward collisions, to witness some pretty strange attire.
One jokester in our round-up opted one snowy day to don a Nacho Libre outfit - based on the 2006 comedy film - which involved sailing down the piste shirtless with a red cape and briefs worn over grey leggings.
The plan here was to ski precariously down a hand rail, but unfortunately it went awry
This image was captioned, 'I've been laughing at this pic of my good friend as she face-planted while cross country skiing' - but did she see the funny side?
In what must have been an exceedingly painful affair, this skier managed to whack his companion in the face as he performed a flip
Another noble attempt at an acrobatic jump clearly went very wrong for this unfortunate fellow
It's not uncommon on the slopes, along with all the awkward collisions, to witness some pretty strange attire
In a fail that stretches more than 80 years back, Santa takes a spill whilst delivering presents in 1935