For all you old-timers who started out on "straight" (not really straight) skis, how many seasons did it take you to acquire enough skill to enjoy skiing off-piste enough that you wanted to do it. By off-piste I mean snow that is not groomed and not on the trail map. It can be between runs, in the woods, side country or back country; it can even be that snow at the top of the mountain where you don't quite know where you are untill you ski down a little lower and realize you are or on or in between the marked runs.
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(e.g. more than 5 years)
(e.g. Flawed pole)