Originally Posted by Atomicman
The older I get the faster I was!
Actually Didelis, I find that what tends to slow us down is all the heavy thinking we start to do when we know too much about skiing. Just turn your brain off and think FUN thoughts. Go look for little terrain features to play with, cruise all over the pace don't care what you think you look like or what anyone else thinks about your skiing. Sing a song in your head (oh hell, sing it out loud!), put a smile on your face and remember, (this is something I try to tell all my students), you are spending your money and time to come out here and recreate! (those are little recreational vehicles strapped to your feet) So make sure you have fun, whether you like it or not!
If you have a hard time grasping this concept, it's best to start out and ski alone, first thing in the morning, when you don't have other eyes on you. And remember, it could be worse.... you could be in the office!