warren, I just got back from the Mogul Logic camp at Blackcomb, so we were skiing right next to each other (second time I go to the camp). I learned to throw air (just did real basic stuff... a spread and a twister.. but I used to be real afraid of air before so this is good -- although.. those compared to the crazy tricks the kids were doing is nothing), and I finally started absorbing and taking a much more direct line on the bumps. Long way to go though.. although I guess if I compare myself to the US team members coaching at those camps I guess there will always be a long way to go.
I am a big fan of camps and clinics for instruction. That's my preferred method. Go to a camp where you get a lot of attention, drills, and you really figure out what to work on as well as see some improvement.. then keep going back to the same coaches which already know you once in a while to get continued feedback.