Originally Posted by eblackwelder
How else do you expect to increase your ability level? I would never have skied as well now if I hadn't pushed my limits a little further each time I skied in the last few years. Not to split hairs, but can we amend that one to be "Don't ski too far above your ability."?
How about "Don't ski above your ability to cope"?
And I agree with the "be careful late" crowd. I only started skiing about 10 years ago when I was 42, and I set a hard and fast rule for myself - if I ever ask myself whether I should do another run, I don't. I've missed some good runs, I'm sure, but I've always gone home with good memories.
I'm also not the least embarassed to make my last run of the day an ego cruise, then downloading if there isn't a wide open easy run to the bottom.