I did't learn to ride until I was approaching my 50th. Had done a little skiing up to that point, but never really got hooked on it. My only regret is that I didn't start riding 20 years ago!!!!
Best advice: Sound out the locals, find the BEST instructor and head straight to the bunny hill. You will have far fewer falls, superior satisfaction, greater confidence sooner and it is also great fun to hang around kids. You will be shredding in no time. Bring on the snow!!!!!!!!