You guys are kidding me right? I mean good for you that your semi retired and can also make the trip every couple weeks. I even complimented you and felt its good that you do that. Even though I thought you lived near by but I now compliment you even more for being able to make the long trips and also seeing it as worth the trips (for you) right now for some midweek skiing given the slow start to the season. But again we are all different and our lives are all very different so we make decisions accordingly. I may not even get up to Vermont this year, who knows? Still getting too personal here with comments like this. I hope you continue to get up there a lot and have a lot of great ski days.
Eh again. I'd just let it go. Everyone has their priorities and how they "love" something. We all make our own choices, and all love skiing according to our own standards. Maybe it should be "love", maybe "like", maybe "fond of", maybe "enjoy", or maybe "care about". Whatever the case may be, if you enjoy yourself and are comfortable with your decisions, everything should be fine.
As long as there's snow, of course.