I'm 45 and started skiing about 4 years ago and fell in love with the sport. Unfortunately the sport doesn't seem to love me. We go a few times a year and this is my 4th year. I am getting really frustrated. It feels like one step forward and two steps back every time. I'm starting to feel like maybe I'm just too old to start something like this. I don't have too high of expectations except to be able to ski with my family instead of being left behind on the smaller slopes. Last week we went to Big Bear and I had a major breakthrough. I was skiing great and felt really confident. Then the next week we went to Tahoe and it was like I had forgotten how to ski. The only thing that might have contributed to it was that I had hurt my back that morning and was not in top form. I think my fear is really holding me back. My husband says I'm ready to move on to bigger slopes, but I'm just scared because I never know if it's a good ski day for me or if I'm going to be totally out of control. Are there any other late blooming skiiers out there that have gone through this? I really don't want to give up. When I'm doing good I love it!