I recently read a quote from Joseph Campbell that made me say, "hmmmmmm..."
Even though it may be a bit dated, it rings true to some of the things that merge my life and my skiing.
If you're a ski instructor:
Do you find that women are looking for the connection of the "material" to "life"?
Do men just look for the footnotes?
Is this too much generalization?
If you're a student:
Does your gender impact how you connect with the lesson?
FWIW, I really like this line from Wikipedia about Joseph Campbell
His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: "Follow your bliss."