Skis are really different now. My skis are from the 80s, and back then we skied uphill (both ways) and we LIKED it. Kids today with their new fangled parabolic skis and shaped skis.
The amount of choice now is bewildering. I don’t know what shape to get or even the length. For now, I will stick with my old relics until I figure it out. It is nice to ski again and shush down the slopes.