Much appreciation for your thoughts and insights and I will say you have cut right through to where I am at. I am a middle age newbie who lives in Florida and just loves to be on the slope, or even on the ski lift watching the snow come down, through the trees and even through the lights at night. For me standing up and managing to get down a gentle slope has been an acomplishment. I have had two indoor lessons at Bill Jackson in Clearwater, private lessons in Gatlenberg, TN and last year when it came a snow storm in NC I made an immediate beeline to Sugar Mountain and had a great time. Guess I am rambling a little. In short I am not as experienced or profecient as you are and you hit the nail on the head.. I am afraid... and I am talking greens, slopes, where, when, (is a cat track good or bad) all this stuff cause I am afraid
of hurting the knee further, losing what I have come to like, and fearful of surgery as well. I do not need to tear this knee up any further. I want to learn more how to ski with minimal effort and I am going to read your post over and over a few times cause I believe there is a message in there that may wind up sinking in my head called
: surgery. Thanks again.