There are only two things in my ski experience that make me an expert
1-When I'm with the kids from our school (or skiing with a friend and her little ones). They think I'm amazing because I usually try to take them one step beyond their current level of skiing. It's a great feeling when they have the look on their face that says "look Mom, I can do it!"
(they don't know that I'm not an expert and I don't tell them. They'll find out soon enough)
2-When I sleep at night. My dreams include being an Expert volleyball player, skier and I win the Tour De France. Then I wake up
Other than that, I'm always skiing with people waaaayyyyy better than I am. I would like to ski with someone who can really evaluate my ability.