I'm in my early fifties now and returning to skiing following a ten year layoff. Why the lay-off? Well, two reasons. First I have a son now in college who became competitive in another sport. It just plain took a lot of my free time. Second, I heliskiied towards the end and after some close AV calls my family pressured me to refrain. After the excitement of deep in the wild, resort skiing wasn't that compelling.
Now I'm semi-retired and heading to Utah this week to look for a permanent place to live. Even if I don't ski much in the future, the mountains are the place and with my son in college I can finally do it. I know what it's like, I lived in Tahoe for a year in my twenties and skied almost every day.
I've been working out and am in really good flat land shape, we'll see what age and lack of skiing have done. I have my equipment from 10 years ago. Salomon X Scream Series skis and Salomon X-Wave 10.0 boots.
1. How much am I giving up to current equipment? I've never had a pair of boots that were comfortable. Hi arches, bony outer ankle and desire for immediate and reliable edge initiation.
2. Anyone like me who can relate to a long absence?
3. Any recommendations for bootfitters in Park City? I'm prepared to buy another set of boots if it makes sense.
4. Thoughts about PC as a place to live? Any other recommendations? I can go anywhere. It seems though with a nearby big city and airport, snow quality and Little Cottonwood not far, it might be my best place.
5. Thanks for reading. Cheers.