So this is my 1st and a half year skiing (last year I kinda sucked and was just doing easy groomers).
I have been working very hard and going up to Alta whenever I get the chance, I have actually gone about 40 times this year (I have a pass). First of the year I was trying to get it figured out and I could only ski groomers. I eventually figured out how to ski decently off groomed runs and in powder and stuff. I like doing more freeride skiing and doing hits and cliffs and such. I am not GOOD but I have gotten to the point I can hit 10 footers if there is a good soft landing and a smooth run-out. I have been trying to do like little grabs and stuff off of jumps instead of just freezing solid in the air. I also tried a 180 about a month ago. I thought for sure I wasn't going to land it but I pulled it off. The thing is, the jump was a step up that wasn't going to huck me 8 feet into the air but high enough to get around. The landing was good and the runout was flat so I wouldn't take off switch. Now the same jump has no lip and you can't get any air on it. I have only done 3 180's because I can't find a jump with good enough run-out.
Our place doesn't have a park so it is just natural jumps or man made here and there. I am just wondering if I should just move up to 360's because this is sorta annoying that I can't find a good jump to practice these things on. I wish I was more comfortable at skiing backwards so I could 180 on a lot of jumps. Any suggestions for skiing out switch out of jumps? Should I just practice on easy groomers? I get intimidated even at the slowest speeds backwards.