I'm really inspired by the comments about finding challenges in all situations, no matter how mild it is.
I took about 35 years off from skiing, and picked up again doing all the double black diamonds at Taos and Mammoth because my little brother made me ( no not really - I love it), and have been doing the same annually ever since. That was about 5 years ago. I seek out and really enjoy skiing off piste narrow steeps, chutes, trees, bumps. but I now can see that I've self-developed super bad habits. I double pole a lot and find that my so-called "technique" is informed by the "no fall" rule which holds for most of the terrain I'm on. Seems like I've mostly practiced doing 180 degree turns for steep tight spots. But now I believe this is really holding me back, not to mention all the wasted energy expended.
I'm thinking that i will need to get down to basics and take lessons in order to break out of my habits. Anyone in a similar situation, or have any advice? Is it simply "take lessons"?