Are you still getting better and are you still learning new tricks?
I started skiing in 1972 at 17 and haven't missed a season. For an eastern /mid Atlantic skier raising a family and building a business I have been able to average about 20-25 days per year. I have taken many lessons and clinics along the way and am proud of my ski skills. But even to this day at the ripe old age of 56 I find myself still getting better. I might not be able to ski bumps all day long like I use to, but I ski them better and smoother than I ever have.
Four years ago after a relocation to Ohio, I joined an adult race league even though I had no previous race experience. In four short seasons, I have climbed my way through the intermediate classes and was just bumped to the advanced class, proof that I am getting better in racing.
Every year I go out west for at least a week and every year I seem to ski powder, trees and the steeps better.
It amazes me that at my age I am still getting better, while at the same time I meet other 50+ skiers who tell me that they wish they could still ski like they were 30 again. I know I ski better now than at 30.
I know modern equipment is partially the reason and the fact that I refuse to grow up. So lets hear from the 50+ crowd who still push themselves to become better skiers and to blow past those young whippersnappers.
I tip my hat in advance to you.