I was volunteering tonight for something and sure enough an elderly gentleman was wearing a hat with Alta written on it. Although I did not do the Newschoolers shout out, I did point out his hat and started to talk to him. This man was 80 years old, had been retired for 30 years, and loved to ski. In fact, he told me he has a lifetime membership to a mountain (Jiminy Peak in Mass.), and gets four days a week during ski season. He was so stoked on skiing and still being able to ski "double black diamonds." When not skiing, he is playing golf. Thus, the only two things on his mind- skiing and golf. I never met someone who seemed so stoked on life. Just thought I would share this and the fact that you are never too old to ski.
And he still probably got way more days in than me this season.