I'm sure there are terms for what I'm trying to discuss but I do not know them.
I'll try and explain - until this season I always had the feeling that I was riding on my skis with my COM carefully balanced over the ski or skis that I was pressuring to turn. I had the feeling of always being in control although I often was not in quite as much control as I expected to be.
This year I began to get my body out ahead of the skis (not closer to the tips but farther down the fall line) and commit my COM down the fall line while my skis were still moving across the fall line. I had the sensation of throwing myself down the hill and then catching up with my skis a beat or two later. I tried this on increasingly steep terrain and never did get myself so far out of position that my skis failed to "catch up" with my upper body. Maybe it was a feeling more like riding a motorcycle where you don't really turn the bike you just look, point and lean your body and the bike follows you.
I've had a lot of instruction and most of it focused on feet, knees and hips but more recently I've practically ignored them and seem to be skiing better.
I've looked for this in several ski books and on this site and have not found anything on the subject - probably because I don't know what to call it. I feel like my skiing has improved but I'm a little concerned I can't find any validation for this "upper body oriented" approach.