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Drew Barrymore: I want nothing to do with skiing

Drew Barrymore has recalled her one and only experience of skiing, which ended in disaster.

Actress Drew Barrymore has sworn off skiing after ending up on a toboggan, in a neck brace, on her first attempt.

The 40-year-old looks more like a classic Californian beach beauty than a skiing siren with her tousled blonde locks and bikini-worthy body, and she admits she isn't a fan of the winter sport. While Drew was happy to give it a go, her first trip down the slopes didn't end particularly well.

"I want nothing to do with skiing, sorry, skiers," she told Page Six. "I've done it, that's how I know, I went up once and I went around the lift four f**king times (then) I went down. I made it halfway down, dropped my pole and I heard this in the background coming at me, 'Ahhhhhhhhhh!' and I'm like, 'Oh no' and I look, and there's a guy on one ski coming down at me and he flipped me over, I landed on my neck and I went down wearing a neck brace on a toboggan."

Drew had gone on the skiing trip with friends and as she was being taken back down the mountain, one of her pals saw her from a ski lift and was horrified by the situation.

"I saw my friend on the lift, because I'm looking up, and I see my friend look over and go, 'Oh, s**t' as they pass me in the sky," she laughed. "I'm like, 'Yeah, I'm good, I never need to ski again.' That was my one experience skiing and I'm very content with it. I have to take care of my kids. I have a job to do in life."

The Charlie's Angels star has daughters Olive, three, and Frankie, 18 months, with husband Will Kopelman. Drew is dedicated to her offspring and while promoting her new memoir Wildflower, she spoke about how motherhood has affected her.

"Really it's just a wonderful little exploration of how you just try to find the balance of it all," she explained to E! Online. "And it is a beautiful time and an emotional time and an overwhelming time."

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