Al, skiing tele with one's spouse is a rare blessing! I sometimes wish my wife could join my son and me when we're carving turns. My wife, fantastic partner that she is, gave up "hill skiing" 25 years ago after she broke her collarbone in an intimate encounter with a tree. Luckily, I wasn't the oaf who encouraged her to exceed her skill limit that time. Since that injury even XC low angle terrain becomes hell for her when the pitch becomes bunny-hillish. When xc skiing with her, and flat trails are a must, she becomes annoyed when I handicap myself in order to reduce my speed. I'll be wondering just what the hell she's doing back there, so to make it more interesting, I'll sometimes keep one ski in the air, or better, disavow any use of poles. Skiing on the spot is also a not-so-discreet way of asking "what's taking ya so long, sweetie"? Yes, I'm a monster. She finds my games charming as long as I don't overdo it. That's the problem, though. I always believed you couldn't get too much of a good thing. She's adopted snowshoeing, though, which we do together. At resorts, she hikes up and meets us up top for lunch. Of course we husbands are to blame for most tumbles, crashes, and inclement weather. That's only par for the course.