I went skiing a few weeks ago for the first time in at least four years. It was only the second or third time I'd been on actual skis; my first experience on the slopes was an epic snowboard fail, followed by a few runs on those small blade skis. I love the blades, but I rent and now I can't find them, so regular skis it is.
As the subject indicates, I noticed two things, but I don't know how related they might be.
1. When my friends and I rode the lift, my skis naturally turned toes out while theirs stayed straight. I walk a little pigeon-toed normally; I don't know about them. But I've walked this way for as long as I can remember, and I don't recall my skis ever sticking out like that. Maybe it's just gotten worse, but is it at all possible for equipment to be adjusted in a way that limits the effect of this? This also led to the rear of the skis clipping each other when I tried moving around on flat areas.
2. I can't turn right to save my life. When I did a green run it was ok because the turns were not at all demanding, but the one time I tried a blue it was a clusterfk. I'm slower to get into the right turn, and my speed picked up incredibly fast on the steeper slope, so that within a second or two I hit a speed that I didn't approach when making a left turn. Every time I lost control until I fell partway down the hill and lost skis and/or poles and/or my hat. I read a lot of general turning tips, but is it at all common to have trouble turning one way, and are there any tips helpful for solving that problem apart from the generic ones?