People travel the globe for the most desirable conditions: Waikiki, Hawaii for the 20 ft barells and constant sunshine; Lake Tahoe, California for the delicious powder, gnarly moguls and .. ahem, apres-ski; or Barcelona, Spain for the clear skies, ledges, drops and huge stairs.

So what condition is the UK Midlands famous for? Rain. A condition which can only be utilised as an excuse to skive college, and spend the day working your way through the Warren Miller box set (the series of DVDs which actually involve Warren Miller himself) and drinking hot chocolate. The perfect time to goggle after the conditions you too are willing to travel the globe to find.