Who needs Mum? Guy Ritchie bonds with his boys on the ski slopes

Guy Ritchie is clearly relishing spending some quality time alone with his sons, as he raced down the slopes of the Camelback Mountain Resort in upstate New York, where he is enjoying a break with Rocco, 8, and David, 3.

The Snatch director couldn't wait to let loose as he tackled the slopes with learner skier Rocco.

Ritchie gave his eldest son the benefit of his prowess on skis, while son David preferred to sit the session out, opting for fun play at the resort's indoor playground.

Guy Ritchie, Rocco Ritchie and David Banda

Father and son bonding time: Rocco and Guy Ritchie race downhill on the slopes at the Camelback Mountain Resort in the Poconos Mountains, Pennsylvania

Guy Ritchie, Rocco Ritchie and David Banda

Snowplough! Guy gives son Rocco some guidance as he takes up the rear

Guy Ritchie, Rocco Ritchie and David Banda

Snow joke: The Ritchie men get down to some serious fun in the snow

Although David didn't ski, he was later seen kitted out for the winter weather in an anorak and a pair of  eye-catching fire-emblazoned boots.

Rocco enjoyed the one to one time with Guy after saying bye to his mother Madonna, and sister Lourdes in New York after spending time with the singer at the Kabbalah centre.

Guy and Madonna may have just ended their marriage with a multi-million pound divorce, but they managed to put aside their differences to spend time together at the weekend.

Stumble: Rocco appeared to be having some trouble staying on his feet

Rocco Ritchie

Wipe-out: Rocco hits the snowy deck, but doesn't appear to have suffered any lasting damage

After an hour in the company of his ex-wife Ritchie left hand-in-hand with David and Rocco and headed to an upmarket ski resort in New Jersey.

Ritchie wrapped up warm in a quilted jacket, gloves and hat as he helped Rocco get to grips with his skis.

The worried looking eight-year-old stuck close to his father as he practised his technique.

Clearly his confidence grew, as later that evening Ritchie took Rocco for a session of night skiing. While a cheerful-looking David went along to watch.

Daddy's boys: David and Rocco stay up for a spot of night skiiing

Enlarge   Madonna arrives with Lourdes, Rocco, and David Banda to have lunch at the Kabbalah Centre in New York

Madonna and son David Banda at the Kabbalah Centre, New York

Meanwhile, Ritchie is currently in talks with Madonna about whether the boys will be educated in Britain or the U.S.

Although the film director and the pop star settled their divorce and spent time together over Christmas this has proved the final sticking point, with Guy insistent they are schooled in the UK.

However with the former couple apparently still on speaking terms perhaps they will be able to find an amicable solution to their disagreement.

Madonna and Guy were granted a ‘quickie’ divorce on November 20 last year, following a 50-second hearing at a family court in London.

A source close to the couple said their divorce became official on January 7 this year, when a court granted them a Decree Absolute.

Peter Jackson QC, a barrister specialising in children’s cases, is believed to be advising Guy and Madonna on arrangements for their children.

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