"You'll find that 30 minutes on this hill is a long time," Mark, an instructor with the Skidoctors, told me. I was climbing onto the world's longest ski slope - an indoor ski simulator at the Aspen Club.
I have a friend who started his son skiing before he could walk. And, despite how crazy this sounds, it worked. Now my friend is a ski instructor and a former US Ski Team member, so perhaps it's in the genes.