Ah man, I certainly feel your pain. I learnt at 30 and busted up my ankle good in my first week. It was 24 months before I could face it again. Now I'm like a cheap whore on a meth pipe, I just can't get enough of that shit. It will come soon enough and youll be better than me by season end.
Look on the bright side, you live in B.C. - I get about 20 days per year and dream about one day making it to B.C before my current improvement/age vector starts heading south.