I needed a forum to find and talk in because I want to hear other stories to help my sadness.
I am 46 and grew up skiing. I have lived at the foot of the Sierras all my life and have access to some of the greatest ski resorts around from a 15 min drive to 45 min, to get to Squaw.
I skied from the time I was 8 till I was 25. From 20-25 I worked at Mt Rose as a lift operator and finally an instructor. Life changes took away skiing. Kids, money, work...blah blah.
I went up for the first time this year. Picked it up like a kid. In no time I was on black diamonds with confidence, total control and hitting moguls like I was 20 again.
Friday on my last run, I hit some solid ice under powder and my tips crossed, my one ski did not release and the sound you never want to hear, was heard.
Now I sit in a brace waiting for surgery for an ACL tear and broken knee cap.
Please tell me some positive stories that at my age I will be able to ski again?
I got the taste and now, I don't want to ever give it up again.
TY for your time.