Thats awesome man, at our age its nice to be able to ride with the GF. Glad you got to ride the Rocky Mountains, I bet thats a big step up from ON! I rode Louise a few times this season, Marmot in april. its a fun hill, but nothing to nuts.
I know my biggest letdown this year was not having anyone to ride with. I just don't know anyone that is committed to riding park, or riding period.
I ran stairs for a month pre-season, I would charge a 200 stair set in the river valley... that and hiking jumps got my legs in really good shape. But my overall conditioning could have been better, and my flexibilty really sucks.