I'm a 51 yr old woman. I used to ski every winter and got fairly good - nothing spectacular but I could ski happily all day, could do black runs though I'd prefer not. I last went skiing about 30 years ago. I've had a desire to try it again for many years but I never did because I have no one to go with and now on top of that I'm not very fit. I'm very nervous about possible big changes in equipment, about how much more crowded the slopes are now, and perhaps most of all i'm nervous of going back and having a bad experience which would kill my love of skiing.
I don't really know how fit I need to be before I can consider trying again now. Also, I'd like to know if there is such a thing out there as a "get back into skiing for very nervous 50 yr olds" where they would take you to a less crowded place and hold your hand a bit, so that you get your confidence back. Or something close to that!!!
If anyone has any sort of constructive advice such as resorts and/or teachers that they think would be particularly good in my case, I would be hugely grateful.
I would want to go either to Italy or France ideally but would consider elsewhere in Europe.
Many thanks in advance.