I do have a very athletic background playing competitive hockey until the age of 23 (I'm 25 now). I've been reading around and it seems like I will have a bit of an advantage over other beginner skiers because of my experience using balance, edges, and cutting. What are some pointers or things to think about before heading out. I'd like to take a lesson at least on the first day. Are there any recommendations for what to look for in a lesson?