Sometimes you need a break. Sometimes things are just hobbies. I still snowboard all the time but when I was younger I used to bmx a ton, skate a bit, golf, wakeboard, a bunch of stuff. Now I pretty much just snowboard. As you get older there's less time and many times less passion for everything. People change.
Some people come back to skiing after a break and go hard as fuck, some people just do it occasionally.
Riding with good friends is the best thing imo. Also riding when conditions are decent and you aren't tired. Lapping with friends is always a good way to remember why you loved something and have a hell of a time. As a few beers in there and you're golden.
There was a period where I didn't ride that much. 2 seasons where I had less than 10 days each because of injuries. Also continued to have injuries to the point where I couldn't ride hard or was scared/wasn't having fun when I would get out.
It just depends honestly. I think setting and who you have around you makes a big difference. In the middle of some shit seasons I had two southern hem summers at a small place where I rode fairly good, and rode all the time. Smaller park, lapping with the same people all the time. It was awesome.
Last year I worked at Northstar and didn't ride a ton. Just wasn't feeling good. Also was tired a lot from working grave shifts and having shitty roommates. Wasn't getting much sleep and when I rode it wasn't there. I felt sketchy. Didn't have anyone to ride with.
This season I've been riding with friends. When we did early season snowmaking, we had a good crew of people out after work. Honestly was tired as fuck, but having people to ride with made it still fun. Now I've been riding a ton in feb- now with a buddy and feeling really good out there.
Idk, I think friends make all the difference, especially for park laps.