Originally Posted by Aussijussi
Skiing, and riding a motorcycle have a lot in common, in that both are highly technical, involving your whole body and mind + 100% commitment to every turn you make, or a corner you take on your bike. Both skiing and riding will also punish you the minute you slack off. Few times i've cut my ride short or gone home early from the ski slope, as i didn't feel 'right'. I don't know if it's emphasized on riding course's for beginners, how important it is to be in the right 'mind set', when you throw your leg over that seat, although that goes for us old fart's as well!
Skiing is much different:
1) No speed limits. (Aside from being courteous and not skiing like a dick close to others.)
2) Usually when you have a spectacular high speed wipe out you just clean up your yard sale, brush off the snow and get back to skiing.
3) You don't go skiing among moving multi-ton vehicles that can kill you if you're not careful.
4) Skiing and drinking is legal.