Originally Posted by tom beach
Any thoughts on what skills a person needs who has had a 10 year lay off from skiing?
Given Rusty's response, I am sure that it's unlikely I can tell you anything you don't already know, but...
First, I'd look for motivation: why are they returning to the sport? What are their hopes and goals for re-engaging in it? Where would they like to ski? How often and how much?
Second, I'd find out what they know about skiing from their previous experience. How accomplished were they? Where did they ski? What did they like about it? What didn't they like about it? Why did they stop? I'd also be looking in here for their understanding of technique, changes in equipment, and the resulting changes in tactics and technique.
Then, I'd give them some initial thoughts on the differences that they'd likely experience based on equipment, age, etc. and head out onto the snow.
In case it's not obvious, I think that technique, while important, isn't nearly as important as other areas of the person.