It sucks I'm from England really, I always envy those who have learnt from such a young age due to them living near mountains - it being second nature to them. It's such an expensive sport to love and want to do a lot though, sob, it will be gutting if I come back quite good, and then not be able to go out again for a while. I guess for me it will be a hard hit back into reality when I return.
I was thinking the other day though how awesome it would be to just work in an amazing mountain resort, but then it occurred to me what would I do in the summer months...dad chipped in...could always go to New Zealand when our summer is their winter...ideal!
Who knows, might become a pro, get sponsored and be able to do it for the rest of my life...hmm in my dreams!