I totally shred the GNAR and rip the S*%t out of every double black, all day. 'Cause I'm the best skiier on the mountain.
No, seriously. I ski at least half the time with my girlfriend, so the first 2-3 runs we're on blue groomers to warm up and I'll coach her on one or two technique pointers, as needed, and keep the encouragement going. Then I'll usually head off to the steeps, bumps and/or backside 'til we meet up for lunch. Repeat after lunch, then meet up again for a few last runs. Sometimes when we ski together, I'll take a black bump run that meets up with the blue that she's on.
BTW those last runs are usually night skiing, since Stevens is open until 10pm. If you are into the zen, skiing at night with colder air, better snow, fewer crowds and fewer scraping snowboard sounds, totally rocks. Or rather, totally zens.
The few days that I've skiied on my own the whole day, I did tend to hit it hard, or at least as hard as I could hit it. Again, I can ski until the evening and the last time found myself barely able to walk the long trek down the insane parking at Stevens back to my car. Alas, at 49 I'm not as bouncy and pouncy as I used to be. But stil fun fun fun fun fun......