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Your right turns are weaker because of missing hip angulation and diminished counter.


In your left turns, your body breaks at the pelvis and looks like < rather than | (upper body leans out over outside ski rather than being in a straight line with the lower body)  Forming an angle at the hips like this is called hip angulation by instructors.


In your right turns, your body is almost a straight line.  Your navel and hips also don't face very much to the outside of the turn, what instructors call counter.  On your left turns, they do so more.  You need some counter in order to angulate the hips.


You may find that the key to angulating on the right turns is to relax some muscles.  If you contract the muscles that lead to proper angulation and have tightened up other extraneous muscles in the region, they can fight each other and prevent angulation.  Learning which muscles to contract and which ones to relax is important in this case.


It looks like your left leg may be bow-legged.  That could be coupled with the limited counter on that side.  So-called boot alignment is less common in Europe than the USA, but see if bootfitters at any area you visit will check your alignment and shim your boots or skis to improve lateral balance if it is needed.


I'm not sure if can find ANY bootfitter around here :-(
I've done some canting adjustment myself and it helped me to get rid of A-Frame... and may be overdid it for my left leg so i'll double check it..