Back when I was really into skiing, I thought that the Barking Bear forums over at www.epicski.com
were excellent - lots of discussion, lots of nice people willing to help you out with questions about technique, skills, good places to ski, people to ski with... just about anything you can think of, really. Check it out. If I am able to get back into skiing this winter, I might just go back. Not sure if I have the money, but I greatly enjoyed talking to all the people on that board a few years back.