I haven't skied since high school. Ten years this winter. Maybe I should dig my old planks out of my parents attic and take my Tennessee-native wife skiing in February .
I actually think that I enjoy cycling and skiing for similar reasons, the sensation of flight and speed and that extra weight pushing you down as you carve a fast turn. I love descending on both. I've stuck mostly with cycling because you don't need lift tickets, and you can do it more of the year, and my particular combination of a good sense of balance but mediocre coordination works a lot better on the bike.