... but there are still many, many, many that can teach me a hell of a lot about the sport and I'm willing to learn it. Perhaps that is something that we as a group (instructors, trainers, coaches) can try to instill in others, a desire to keep learning and an understanding that there is always someone better and that we haven't "arrived" yet.
. Right on. I seem to recall a posting to a thread initiated by EPIC when he made Level III. One of his friends congratulated and encouraged him to even be better by saying: "Now you can really learn how to ski", or something to that effect. Words of wisdom.
By the way, I've helped close down Timberline WVa for the past 4 years ie I was there on closing day. On two of those closing days (early April) , it was snowing and we got 18-24 inches.
PS: I am and have never been a Ski Pro.