core2 >>>"What do you guys worry about or fear?"
I rarely fly to resorts but rather for years have driven highways to Tahoe resorts from the SF Bay Area that is 180 to 240 miles depending on resorts thus several hours.
On ski days I as an older advanced skier am usually not feeling emotions of fear nor worry because I don't tend to ski more dangerous slopes anymore nor ski fast nor huck. There are considerable steeps and rock bands where I ski that I would experience fear and would worry about if I skied them but don't. Well I do feel fear looking over the edge of a drop and indeed do that at times like every time I go up some lifts haha. Ever take a peak over the edge at Hangmans at Mammoth? The difficult slopes I do ski, I have considerable confidence in. I do ski a lot of tight lines in bumps and trees and around obstacles and steep open slopes but not the type where if one falls, one will tumble down into rocks. I do like storm skiing fresh snow and readily will go into areas with dense trees including tree wells but am not feeling emotions of fear when I do so so don't worry about it.
Now off the slopes driving on our mountain highways can be a white knuckle experience especially during foul weather. Like having to drive across black ice with other vehicles sliding around going nuts. Yeah lots to fear and worry about while on the road. Worst is trying to drive in a wet snowstorm while it is coming down so hard one's windshield becomes difficult to see out of as snow gets piled up on the glass. Or driving and getting stuck behind some 18-wheeler on I80 going east at 60mph over Donner Summit with one's windshield being pounded by dirty dark slush. Yeah long list of scary stuff on highways that if one gets unlikely could mean the end.