You have to choose The Evil Pixie. Unlike most of last year's crew of idlers and wastrels, at least you can be sure that she will TURN UP and FINISH. Even if she has a broken leg. You've seen her do it before, and had the picture of your homepage to prove it
When I went skiing a few years ago for the first time in 20 years, my calves hurt so much that I was in tears going up the drag-lift. A change of hire boots sorted the problem out, and I have my own boots now (I bought the identical model to the hire boots that HAD suited me) and don't get any problems.
As for running after skiing ... no, never had a problem, though I've also never felt that I've benefitted from a week skiing and doing some running at altitude.
Going skiing makes me realise why I keep doing that boring running thing. It's great to be able to ski all day without worrying about fatigue or aerobic fitness