Happy New Year and welcome to DCSki. Great to have you aboard.
I did not start to learn to ski until I was 29 years of age, but stay with it. Unfortunately you will get addicted as many DCSkiers are. But nearly 40 years later I am still at it, learning more each time I hit the slopes. I grew up in Richmond, visit often, great town....and the best barbecue in the WORLD is Bill's Barbeque, a Richmond tradition.