Unfortunately we do not allow foot traffic on the trails, so if you want to get higher up on the mountain than just what you can see from the base area, you will have to have either skiis or a snowboard with a lift ticket. I'm sorry, but maybe skiing will come back to you much easier than you think
It came back to me pretty quickly the last time I went skiing (that time, it had been a solid 20 years since I'd been on skis). My only concern is dragging my photo gear along. Ostensibly, it's weather sealed. Guess I'll be putting that to the test.
I figure a pair of short skies would do the trick, seeing as I won't be using poles too much. None of the guys I'm going with are going to be spending much time on any of the more gnarly runs, so if I can just meander my way down the mountain, that would work for me.
You guys got a "bunny hill" for old guys like me, right?