YM While I understand and agree with the condition you are addressing, I interpret your first sentence as " folks do not ALIGN their COM WITH the outside ski"
I only have two problems with the term "counter balance" and that are the words "counter" and "balance".
"Counter" is a word that is nebulous at best and "balance"infers there is a force to balance against. As I have opined, skiing requires we balance against two forces, gravity and centripetal. We angulate when gravity is the predominant force and we introduce inclination via shortening of the inside leg to build centripetal beyond what angulation will permit.
Ice is a highly critical surface condition where maintaining gravitational balance is on the mind of many so I can understand your "Honest" comment.
I just looked up the definition of counterbalance. According to Webster and others, counterbalancing "is to have an opposite effect that is opposite but equal to something" -"to balance by being opposite". I find this term to be more descriptive than others in use including the term angulation. " You can't take a bath in the word water". And as always it is so much easier to demonstrate than to describe an action. Call it what you will, most skiers lack the appropriate skills to arc turns on very hard snow. This lack of ability begins with a lack of a clear understanding of how this task is accomplished. When the snow is soft and the ski penetrates the surface a substantial amount the balancing demands diminish. When the surface is ice and only a small portion of the skis edge is in contact with the surface at any one time and edge penetration is minimal, the balancing demands are very high. YM