Jay Suds wrote:my breakthrough "ahha" moment in skiing was probably focusing on looking down the fall line, and keeping my uphill hand in front of my body ... overall, this keeps me forward in my stance and my upper body quiet.
Pretty much the same as what I mentioned above. Hand position is a skill that most skiers need to focus on, and most will tell you how much better they ski when their hands are in the right place.
BTW, I saw your post about BC gear in the equipment section...I bought the Garmont Adrenalins that Marc also has. I have previous AT experience, but never liked the generally soft AT boots available. The Adrenalins have removed that complaint and I use them as my everyday boots, even with alpine gear due to the option of changing the soles from the rocker AT soles to DIN compatible ones.
Also, take Marc's advice and make sure to buy skins with a tailkit!