Made it back from skiing but I'm very sore. Overall, I think all the leg exercises helped. However, while nicely whooshing down a red run, I lost my balance and inadvertently attempted the splits and wiped out. Ouch! I think I've ruined some tendons or muscles in a rather private part of my anatomy. Flexible, I am not.
I've got some pictures to post but my computer video card seems to have died of loneliness while I was away. Once I have it replaced, I'll post a few and write more about the trip.