1:29 pm - 12/31/2012

Madonna strikes a pose on Swiss ski slope, flops like it’s her very first time

Madonna looked like a skiing virgin who touched the slopes for the very first time during a trip to a Swiss Alps resort.

The 54-year-old material girl — who is spending New Year’s Eve in a tony chalet in the exclusive resort town of Gstaad, Switzerland, with her daughters and much younger boyfriend — dressed in a sleek black ski jacket and pants and matching helmet to go native.

Unfortunately, the illusion was shattered when she actually hit the bunny slope.

As her 25-year-old boytoy Brahim Zaibat (and a number of paparazzi with long lenses) looked on, Madonna took several spills on the mostly flat trail.

Madonna looked the part dressed in fashionable black, but the truth came out when she dared the bunny slope for the very first time.

In one particularly awkward moment caught on camera, she landed face down in the powdery snow with her legs splaid and a clearly unhappy look on her face.

Madonna’s 16-year-old daughter, Lourdes, fared much better, staying upright on a snowboard as she navigated down more advanced trails with several pals.

Six-year-old Mercy, who Madonna adopted from Mali in 2009, also enjoyed the family’s sojourn on the slopes, getting a private instructor help her down the bunny slope.

Lourdes Leon showed her dancer genes, smoothly boarding with pals down the Swiss slopes.

Madonna — who may want to stick to hot chocolate in the lodge — has earned her downtime after wrapping up her “MDNA” world tour on Dec. 22 in Argentina.


ONTD have you ever skied or snowboarded before?
smokesinatra 31st-Dec-2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
that's my favorite part of skiing tbh. my favorite resort in japan had a little coffeeshop resort thing halfway down one of their slopes and stopping there for an hour or two and then saying "oh I was on the slopes for HOURS" was my go-to response
maidenhell 31st-Dec-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
I agree. Plus all of the celebrity-related ski deaths put me off it.
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