I went skiing in Steamboat CO from 2/10 to 2/14. I alpine skied 3 days and about a half a day of cross country. Cross country was a lot of work! I took a lesson and was dripping with sweat. The instructor was calm and cool. (He was more "efficient" than me.) Downhill was a blast. My quads ached. I need to do more squats. On the last day I joined the "Over the Hill Gang." They were anything but! We were all over 50, but I felt like a kid. We went skiing in the trees on the best conditions all season. It was easier and more fun than I imagined. And I got much better at it, especially when I followed Charlie, a more experienced tree and all around skier. I didn't think about what I was doing, I just focused on staying behind him in the trees.