The fact that my daughter loved skiing from Day 1 at age 4 was the only reason I started skiing regularly. Of course the first few years that was <10 days a season. But it was enough. Helped a lot to find a friend to invite for a ski weekend since we live 4 hours from our home mountain.Develop the love of skiing in your children as early as possible.
Well, it's essentially "Ski as many days as possible". But it has been like Mission Impossible to me for many years. For those of us who are moms know this very well that our time is not in our control when we have kids in the nest.
What helped my skiing the most was to find a friend who didn't have kids, was a very good skier, but loved to ski with kids on groomers or wherever they were capable of skiing as they improved. Staying at Alta Lodge for spring break trips also made it easy to make friends with other families who are willing to make the effort to travel to ski during school breaks.