I'm just over 30 and starting skiing at 7 years old, I came to my senses around my 21st birthday and bought a board! It was some Board I got from a friend that worked at the Coors plant. It was painted like a Beer can, it said "Be Original" on the base. (Still not sure what brand..)
I've had 5 or 6 seasons where I got to ride 40-100 days a year, a couple terrible winters spent down south working.. only got to go on a few trips.
My job is pretty flexible anymore. Life is good!