You are faced with a steep, high consequence slope that's very firm.
What is the safest way to ski it?
skidded turns (s- turns)
skidded turns, connected by traverses (hard edged, so no slippage downhill)
carved turns, conected by traverses
These are not just idle questions. Skiing in the backcountry, even though not searched for, will bring you in contact with very firm conditions, and if you have 2000 ft of vertical at 45 degrees...