Mid-1980's at Heavenly while at a two week business conference in Silicon Valley.
Bunch of us drove through a snow storm to spend the weekend skiing in South Lake Tahoe.
I optimistically bought a two day pass to ensure that I'd get my money's worth.
Got the two minute lesson from a friend - "do this to go right, do that to go left, do another to stop".
Did okay on the groomers, but was mystified when I found myself in my first mogul field - it wasn't pretty.
Had fun, but was so wiped out that I couldn't find the right condo until a friend took pity and guided me in.
Could barely walk the next day, so spent it in the hot tub while my buddies skied.
Fast forward fifteen or so years after we had moved to the west coast, and I had my second "first day", this time at Sierra-at-Tahoe.
Took a real lesson this time, along with my wife and our niece. Much better results as though sore, I could actually walk the next day.
My wife and I ended up becoming regular skiers and are very much looking forward to this season.
Both resorts are of course still in operation, and much more fun than when I first skied them.
Cool thread - it brought back lots of fond memories.
Thanks KevinF, rick p