Hey all. Awesome site. I've found a lot of helpful info here over the years, but finally decided to join. I'm an east coaster (MD), originally from Florida. At 37, I've taken tips from this forum for a long time posted by people much younger! Thanks for that.
I used to live in California, and powder, steeps, trees, etc. were my thing out there. Now that my skiing happens well below the timber line here in the east, I'm starting to probe the park a bit. On my big fat Gotamas, I'm not doing anything other than little jumps and boxes--nothing crazy. But it's fun being an old dog trying new tricks. I may break down and get a set of dedicated park skis I can detune for rails. I'll have to ask my knees for permission.
Anyway, glad to be here. I'm raising up a new little newschooler. She's 5 and skiing for her third year. Probably the hardest thing I've ever done on snow was letting go of her harness and letting her do turns on her own down the hill. She loves it though. I think skiing could be our thing for a long time to come. Maybe we'll build a little summer setup this year in the back yard.