This is my first year being a full-time skiier. It took a little bit of time for me to get "good" but it isnt too bad. Powder and bumpy stuff is harder to ski. I live in Salt Lake and had a lot of time to spend on the mountain but it is working out nicely and I prefer skiing over snowboarding now.
Just go with a friend who ski's, hopefully they don't just bail on you, your first time up like they did to me hahha