WATCH: Wolverhampton builder skis through city wearing nothing but pants

Who needs Val d'Isere when you've got East Park?

Mick Daffern braved the cold conditions for a ski in his underwear
Mick Daffern braved the cold conditions for a ski in his underwear

A Wolverhampton builder took full advantage of Sunday's snowfall by skiing around his neighbourhood - wearing nothing but pants.

As most of the city was either tucked up in the warm or out building snowmen, Mick Daffern decided to strip off his clothes and strap on the skis.

Donning ski boots, boxer shorts and a furry bomber hat, Mick sped around East Park while clinging onto a rope attached to his neighbour's truck.

A video of the two-minute trip was viewed thousands of times within hours - and Mick is now disappointed he didn't trim down more before becoming the talk of the city.

WATCH the video here:

"I wish I'd have worked out a little bit and it hadn't been so close to Christmas," the father-of-two told the Express & Star.

"We went around 10.30am this morning. I was supposed to be at work but because of the snow I thought may as well, I'll chill out today."

Mick is normally a regular on the slopes in Europe but any holiday plans this year have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

"It's the first year that I haven't done it in 20 years," the former Express & Star Business Awards winner said.

Mick runs his own building company

"I normally try to get away once or twice a year and it's my first one this year, so I was gutted.

"Whizzing round Wolverhampton on a pair of skis - it ain't the same as being in the Alps to be fair.

"If I'd have got out early this morning I would have gone onto the main road and done a good run on the main road - it would have been nice to be flashed by the speed camera!"

Mick was greeted and heckled during the trip around East Park

In the video, Mick can be seen waving to walkers and greeting neighbours seemingly unaffected by the near-freezing temperatures.

Asked if he received any heckles, Mick said: "I had plenty.

"You couldn't actually see it on the video but I did get snowballed by one of the kids - he just missed me but you can't really see it on the video. It would have been a nice touch looking back... for them.

Mick Daffern braved the cold conditions for a ski in his underwear

"I turned 51 last week but as I was whizzing up the road today I actually thought I was 20."

Neighbour Gary was driving the truck and Mick's 15-year-old daughter Katie acted as camerawoman, while his wife and other daughter were oblivious in the warm inside.

With more snow forecast for Sunday evening and freezing temperatures expected overnight, there could be more winter sports in Wolverhampton yet.

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