So glad to find this forum, it has been really helpful the last week or so to go over the beginner's tips. I use to be a decent skier as a kid/teen, being able to aggressively ski the blue squares in Vermont/New Hampshire and cautiously handle the black diamonds. I basically have taken the last 12 years off, with the exception of a single day of skiing 4 years ago. I decided to get back into the sport, and rented some skis at Wachusett mountain two days ago (more of a beginner mountain for those who don't know it).
Things went well, I was able to handle the blue squares confidently, and the black diamonds with a lot of hesitation. I wiped out only once, and got a good twist on my ankle, which more or less ended the day - as it was painful to continue. I wondered if anyone had tips on what would be the right things to focus on coming back to skiing, as the basics seem to be there, but I'm not really sure my technique is solid. I had trouble at times keeping both skis solidly on the ground when making turns, with the outside ski not feeling firmly planted. Also, my shoulders are still pretty sore, which makes me think I was overly tight and not really in position correctly.
The tips for sizing boots was immensely helpful here, and it helped me do the best with the rental boots. That being said, they weren't great - with them being too small for my bigger foot, and all around in general not being as snug as I was hoping for. I am thinking of demoing next time - so perhaps that will help? My plan is to buy some boots after a few trips, and source some inexpensive skis off of craigslist. Would appreciate any tips or tricks, as I'm looking forward to getting back into this, and want to keep up with the wife! :)