So, my wife and I are in the process of moving to SLC from the east coast for skiing and other retirement pursuits. AltaBird will be playing a major role in our new life.
I freely admit, skiing isn't really a social activity for me. It's a sport and I play hard. I'd rather ski by myself than be held back or ski in a group with lots of talking, endless deciding about where to go, etc etc. I've got a small number of ski buddies (people at more or less the same level that I actually enjoy skiing with) and many, many more "ski acquaintances." By that I mean friends that happen to ski but are terminal intermediates, groomer-zoomers or mogul-haters. I never do more than a run with those guys and meet later for lunch or whatever. That's OK on a day trip or weekend. But.....
Now everybody is lining up to come and visit next winter. That's great, we like house guests, we like the socializing, meals, and showing people around (within limits). Still, I'm a little concerned about some of the 'acquaintance' people wanting too much hand-holding or skiing togetherness. Does anybody have any experience with this kind of scenario? Dealing with guests whose feelings were hurt because you didn't spend every second skiing with them? What are my obligations as a house-host to be a ski-host as well?
To be clear, suggestions like "meet you at the bottom" etc don't work well IMO, especially if the levels are very different. I'd like to find a tactful way to manage expectations from the get-go. Any thoughts welcome!