I really believe skier's are a pretty diverse lot they can be BOTH team players and Lone rangers .. It's more of a preferance than a limitation--but that my 2cents
I did all the competitive team sports( Hoops, BB, and god forbid Football) thru hs and college.(some at the varsity) level . I do appreciate some of the transferable values learned from that arena
But for several yrs now I have focused on the more non competitve or "compete with yourself activities " like skiing , running , road- biking, yes and even golf. I'm now into personal bests rather than winning/losing . Hell we're allwinners on Epic --aren't we????
These activities represent more realistically who i am now .
Skiing 25-30 days a yr with a great group of friends/family we all really learn from each other and enjoy just being ALIVE , in shape and at doing something physically demanding ( at some of our ages ) reasonably well !