I posted an MA request here about a year ago and received good feedback and advice.
Everything that happened made me just want to push harder and fortunately my wife agreed to travel with me several weekends this summer to Timberline (about a 3.5 hour drive each way). I met another instructor that is highly motivated and we agreed to be training partners with goals of being better instructors, skiers, and to pass our Level III Certification in April 2010. We both bought summer passes and put in quality time working toward our goals. I still have a long way to go, but I have grown so much in the past year, especially in my understanding of MA, teaching, and biomechanics of skiing.