ive been thinking and im pretty sure that this is one of my biggest pet peeves about skiing. its not actually the sport though. its the people. when is someone defined as a "skier"? it drives me crazy when skiing comes up when im talking to people somewhere off the mountain and they say "oh yeahhh im a skier i love it!" and then i get all excited and go skiing with them and it turns out theyve skied once when the class went for a field trip like 9 years ago in the fifth grade. i think that there is such a huge difference between "im a skier" and "ive been skiing". but where is the line between the two? is it a number of days a year? is it a certain skill level? i just cannot figure it out. anyone have an answer?