This is my first season skiing and I've had 11 great days on the slopes but starting to feel like my progress the last few days is not what it was like on previous days. I knew this would happen sooner or later and now I want to make the most of some private instruction I'll be signing up for at my local mountain rather than noodling around trying to reinvent the wheel.
I can skid turn/pivot every run I've encountered regardless of pitch in my sleep but I started wanting to go faster and skids just weren't going to cut it at speed. I figured out how to carve by doing some upper/lower body separation drills I use to do when I figure skated competitively and it worked out pretty nicely. I didn't trust my skis to grip hard enough into the snow for large edge angles so I bought a pair of GS cheater race skis and they made a huge difference in my carving the first day on them. I started pulling g forces on easy and standard blue runs I didn't feel before and now I'm addicted.
The problem I am encountering now is I cannot seem to build sufficient pressure into the fall line on the steepest blue runs to make true GS turns. I end up making these super G turns instead which gets me going pretty fast (but in control) and having fun but that's not what I'm looking for anymore. I'd like to make proper GS turns on black runs and I know there's something in my technique that's holding me back.
I'd like to get some private instruction at my local mountain where I have a season pass, Mountain High. To instructors who taught people the techniques I'm looking for, what would you recommend in terms of lesson duration? Is there anything I should do to specifically prepare for to get the most out of my lesson? I'm still new to this sport and I just want to make sure the time I'm investing is time well spent. My time is more valuable to me than money. Thanks to everyone in advance!