I started my girlfriend skiing last year, right at the end of the season. She has skied about 7 times now with a few professional lessons to get her started. She is progressing fairly well, but I can't afford to keep paying for professional instruction, so I have been trying to coach her through some things on my own. I'm not an instructor, but I'm a good skier with a pretty good understanding of how it all works.
So far, I think it has worked pretty well. She is linking turns and skiing mostly parallel with a little bit of stemming from time to time. She is already skiing groomed expert terrain without fear, although cautious and slow. Its worth noting the expert terrain she has conquered is fairly steep (around 37 degrees). I've had her in moguls a few times on intermediate terrain, mostly to eliminate the fear that so many people have of moguls. Nothing crazy, just making traverses and trying to absorb. The good news is she did pretty good, and we are still together .
My concern is that I feel like I have run out of ideas. I want to see her progress quickly, and I have noticed that skiers that are coached or given instruction regularly tend to progress faster rather than plateauing.
I can see that she needs work on quite a few things, but I'm not sure what to address first, and in many cases, I'm not sure what would be the best way to teach those skills. As many of you are professional ski instructors, I would appreciate any advice you could offer.
Here are a few videos of her skiing.
The first video was a few weeks prior to the second. In the second she is starting to use her pole plant a little bit more.
What should be my list of priorities? What order should they be addressed?