Snow problem! Sir Paul McCartney hones his skiing skills in the French Alps while on holiday with wife Nancy Shevell
By JAMES LEYFIELD
PUBLISHED: 25 February 2014
He's known for being hugely successful as a singer.
And at the age of 71 Sir Paul McCartney has been perfecting another one of his many talents by taking to the French Alps with a personal instructor to hone his skiing skills.
If you could win prizes for looking like the part then The Beatles singer, who is enjoying a break in Megeve, France, with his wife Nancy Shevell, would become a professional in no time.
Taking to the slopes: Sir Paul McCartney has been perfecting his sking skills in the French Alps
Paul was pictured looking every inch the esteemed skier in his all-black winter wear as he went for a lesson on Thursday.
He looked in focused mood as he headed onto the snow carrying his ski poles and flanked by his personal instructor, who had skis in hand.
While on the slopes, Paul looked like he had the technique down to a tee as he sped across the snow.
Looking the part: While on the slopes, Paul looked like he had the technique down to a tee as he sped across the snow
Despite Paul's new hobby, his wife Nancy, 53, doesn't appear to be quite as keen as her husband to take to the ice.
According to The Sun newspaper, she has been steering clear of the icy conditions by staying in their private lodge when the singer heads out to test his skiing skills.
The skiing trip couldn't have come at a better time for Paul, who has been busy in the US for the past month making a special TV show, The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles, to commemorate 50 years since the group first appeared on American television.
Happy holiday: Nancy Shevell is also on holiday with Paul in the Alps but has reportedly preferred to stay in their private lodge rather than hit the slopes
During the show, Paul and his bandmate Ringo Starr paid tribute to late Beatle John Lennon - who was shot and killed in New York in 1980 - and George Harrison, who died of lung cancer in 2001.
Drummer Ringo 73, told the audience during the programme: 'We were in a band called The Beatles and whenever we play George and John are always with us.'
The show aired on CBS on February 9 and featured performances from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Keith Urban, Katy Perry, John Mayer and Alicia Keys.
Paul's ex-wife, Heather Mills, is a paralympic skiier but was forced to pull out of the 2014 Winter Paralympics because of a leg injury.
Heather - who lost her leg below the knee in a road accident 20 years ago - won a silver medal for skiing in a New Zealand Winter Games slalom event at Coronet Peak in Queenstown in 2013.
Ice time: Paul and Nancy have been enjoying a break in the French Alps