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Tips for intermediates over 40 planning to ski until 70+

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.
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.

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.
 
Kind of inspirational, and I am hoping that is a bit of what next winter will be like for me. Last week I put a help wanted ad in the paper to find my replacement at work. Retirement is in the near future! If I am not entirely retired by the start of ski season, I should be down to working only 2 days a week. And I have committed to being a better skier! Commitment!!! I have invested in an Ikon Pass. Commitment!! I am going to Diva East and Diva West...even though Diva West scares me. I am hoping to get on a ski safari in the east with some of the east coast Divas. Commitment!! I have started looking around for a cheap apartment for ski season. I was toying with Whiteface as I have friends there, but then started thinking about Vermont...New Hampshire...there are so many choices! I'm not sure where to begin, but begin I will, and hope to WILL figure it out by the fall. I can't wait for the next adventure!!!
 
I have invested in an Ikon Pass. Commitment!! I am going to Diva East and Diva West...even though Diva West scares me. I am hoping to get on a ski safari in the east with some of the east coast Divas. Commitment!! I have started looking around for a cheap apartment for ski season. I was toying with Whiteface as I have friends there, but then started thinking about Vermont...New Hampshire...there are so many choices!
Good for you! I'm sure it will be a great season no matter where you choose to ski. JH has nice long blue runs. It's not all expert terrain that hard chargers talk about all the time. Even when it's "icy" at JH, it's nothing like northeast ice like on the groomers at Stowe during a Diva East when we skied together during a rain/freeze cycle. Really rare for any rain during mid-season in the Rockies.
 
As a general recommendation for intermediates who would like company during their first trip out west, consider joining a Diva West. If going to Jackson Hole in late January works, check and see if an Ikon pass would be helpful.

If that timing doesn't work, it's worth learning about the multi-resort pass options. In general, prices for season passes increase as the season gets closer. Some fall cut off dates are as early as September. Early bird deadlines can be any time from April to June. For trips that require flying, planning ahead can save money too. More importantly, you will have more options for which day/time to fly.

Multi-resort passes for 2019-20: Ikon, MCP, Epic, Freedom, Indy, Peak, etc.
 
Haven't watched it yet, but this movie recommended by @alison wong sounds like a good one for adults of any age planning to keep skiing well past the usual retirement age.

https://www.theskidiva.com/forums/i...ry-film-snow-day-lift-death-and-skiing.22821/
Documentary film on Amazon: Snow Day - Lift, Death and Skiing

Description:
Hit the slopes with a charming group of senior citizen skiers whose stories unfold along with the ski day. Set in the Colorado Rockies, join 6 skiers as they embrace both the joy and adversity that accompanies a long life lived well. You'll be inspired by their stories of love, loss, and personal growth that play out in high contrast to the freedom and athleticism they exhibit on the mountain.

Genres Fitness, Documentary, Sports
Director Erica Milsom
Starring Betty Meyer, Phil Mathews, Clark Milsom

If you have an Amazon prime account, please consider watching this movie. I enjoyed it so much. The mtn featured in the film is Copper and this group meets every Wednesday.

Highly recommended!
 

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