I also want to comment on the issue of looking at the feet rather than looking ahead. Liquidfeet is pretty much spot on with what she said on this issue. Your feet are "smarter" than you think and know what to do without constant visual supervision. Get to an easy slope that doesn't intimidate you and learn to focus on looking where you are going, IE look ahead. Not only will you enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery, but you will be safer and feel safer. You will be able to keep tabs on the other skiers around you and take evasive actions if you need to. Even at slow speeds, you are still moving and need to know what's coming up so you can make plans and avoid surprises. Think about driving a car. You need to be looking ahead and not at the dashboard or hood ornament if you want to drive safely. Just like driving, it is OK to glance down at your feet or the speedometer, but you want to return your vision to your direction of travel pretty quickly. Don't text and ski!
Point well taken. A stupid (but relevant!) question: If I don't look down, how do I make sure my skis are not crossed, or they are not "step over" one another? I have had this happened to me few times.