I guess I'm the first person to vote that they were taken skiing by a significant other.
Significant Other wanted me to be a skier, so he bought me a pair of boots (ski shop fitted me with boots 3 sizes too big) and paid for me to take a lesson. After paying, he was told that the resort wasn't going to be teaching anymore lessons that day, so he took me to the rope tow with the 5 year olds. I did so well on the rope tow, that we went to lift.
The bar connecting the chair to lift was mounted forward of the chair and when our chair came, I was hit hard on the back of the head with a steel bar and I fell into the chair and saw stars. Since it was the bunny slope, it didn't take long to get to the top where I received 2 seconds of instruction on how to get off a chair. Needless to say, I fell. I finally got back up (pulled to my feet) and started down. Significant Other went in front and there was only me and one other person on the slope. That other person (kid) ran over the back of my skis and sent me sliding down the run. My leg was twisting painfully and since those boots were too big, the bindings weren't going to release for love or money. Fortunately I stopped sliding before any serious damage happened and I then walked down & went back to the rope tow. I went a few more times with Significan Other and friends and it was always brutal.
I married the Significant Other and years later we went to a local place with our kid's school. I didn't have to walk miles from the parking lot, the slopes were small and easy, and I could easily get a drink of water of food whenever I wanted it because the lodge was right there at the bottom of every run and they actually had insturctors available to give the lessons that they sold! I found out that skiing was actually suppose to be fun & I've been skiing ever since.