So just some background: I am 15, ski Snowbird, I learned to ski when I was 6 but never really enjoyed it and you know how that goes, if you aren't having fun, I just skied around 3 times a year or so until last year I decided to really take it up. I got to the point to where at the end of the year I was skiing at about the level of the average 13 year old grom on twintips. I wanted this year to be a big yeear as far as progression. I had in mind getting 3's solid to the point that I could float em out a bit off of most jumps. Well, this year, at least the first half of the year, I did little 180's and that sort of thing off of cat tracks and whatnot. I always procrastinated learning 3's until there was good enough soft snow. When there was finally soft snow, and someone pushing me to try, I tried about 5 times till the resort closed and I didn't land that day, next day I did like 4 little sketchy ones off a little bump jump. Well, my progression this year was definately minimal, although I am pleases with how now I can at least huck decent sized stuff and I am going noticably bigger and whatnot, but still, my 180's are sketchy, my 3's are sketchy and I haven't really done one in a long time I know. My fear has hurt me and hinders me getting better. My season is pretty much done since i am busy next few weeks. So I was wondering if anyone else hasn't progressed as much this year cuz of the low snow amounts making for firm conditions, or is it just me making an excuse. I hope to at least next year get my 3's down and start airing em out a bit. All or most of the good skiers I know are not afraid to huck, and then I know some others really scared of everything who just stick to little 180's and the occasional sketched 3, I want to move beyond that. it's easy to say to myself fuck it huck it here, but once I am actually in the situation, looking down at the jump, it is a WHOLE different story and what I thought would be no rpobem trying when thinking about it at home, standing at the top looking down at the jump, I %95 of the time pussy out.