I'm hoping to get some tips from the instructors on here for a somewhat unique situation.
My wife has been skiing since she was 12 (she is now 25) - she learned in an after-school type program so her formal instruction is somewhat limited.
She is now 25 and obsessed with skiing - she loves following me around on any terrain, but she gets sore really quickly and gets frustrated with her ability all the time. After watching her ski steep groomed runs, crud, bumps, and powder I noticed that she skis fairly far back seat. I've been telling her for the last 2 years to keep her weight forward, and she has really been trying.
Then today, after filming her trying to ski powder I realized that there is a deeper root to her problem. She is still doing a stem-christie/wedge on any run (including groomed but especially more difficult terrain) over 20 degrees steep. Even on some flatter terrain it is obvious that she is not skiing completely parallel. This is something she was obviously taught to do when she was younger - and nobody took her to the next level of parallel skiing. This means she has progressed up to very advanced terrain without actually learning how to properly ski parallel.
I do not have a background in teaching skiing. I haven't taken a lesson myself since well before I can remember. I have a strong racing/big mountain background, but have never learned the "skills/techniques/lessons/drills" necessary to help transfer my skiing ability on to another person.
Because she is so obsessed with skiing, and willing to ski any type of terrain - she'd be embarrassed to pay for a real lesson (although I think it would benefit her tremendously). She is very willing to listen to me, and she'd be willing to run through drills with me (so long as they don't take her away from actually skiing part of the day).
What sort of drills/skills/techniques/lessons would you recommend that I give her. She is adventurous and really willing to ski just about anything, but it takes her much longer than it should, and she is frustrated with her ability now.
Any help would be really appreciated.