What was your worst ski injury(s) and how did it happen? At what age did it occur. Did you have to think about getting on skis again and possibly give up the sport? Or did you do everything in your power to rehab so you could ski again asap?
For me it was about 20 years ago when I got caught up in some unskied frozen crud at my local hill where I was a Safety Ranger. I was around 38 at the time. One ski went one way while the other ski went the other way. I felt like a human wishbone till I threw myself to the ground as a tree was quickly approaching. I felt that awful pop in my right knee as I fell.
To make matters worse I was leaving in 6 weeks for an epic buddy trip to Whistler. I got checked out at ski partrol and was told to go see an orthopedest. By the time I got in I was 5 weeks away. Had an MRI done and I had a medial collateral sprain and a small tear in the miniscus. When told of my trip the DR (also a skier) said cancel it. I said I would prefer to think of what I could possibly do too rehab in time. Fortunaely since I was on the clock when it happened, workmans comp would be picking up the tab.
So she put me on a rehab schedule and ordered a Donjoy brace for me with the understanding that I would only go if she cleared me. Well I worked diligently on the rehab and surprised her at my appointment 2 days prior to leaving by passing every agility test she gave me with or without the brace. My ex use to joke that she never saw me work so hard on anything before. I guess including our marriage. LOL
She made me promise that I would take it easy and stay out of the bumps. That lasted about a day and a half as I gained confidence in my braced knee. I used the brace for the rest of the season and the next and it has been in the closet unused since.
So for me, I needed to do everything I could to ski again, Dr's be damned.