Man the preoccupation with age on here is getting way out of control!
I'm 33 and skiing exponentially better than I was at 28. My story is a bit different because I didn't really learn how to ski until I was 22, but never the less I'm still progressing at an age that seems to equal retirement for the average NS'er. What is it that makes people think that you simply cannot ski even remotely like you did in your early twenties when you're in your thirties? I mean, if you stay strong and fit, there is no reason you shouldn't be.
Maybe it's because everyone compare themselves to the pro's who have been out there charging so hard, that once they get older they wanna relax a bit more, and ski in a way that doesn't take such a toll on their body. But even with that being said, they're still skiing and having fun!
So kids, stop thinking that skiing ends after 30, it's just not gonna happen!