There are a lot of variables to consider.
- Experience, comfort with speed.
- Ski configuration, size and width in relation to your weight.
- Snow conditions - deep wet snow is more unforgiving.
Based on my own experiences, you may be trying too hard to make turns, throwing too much weight to the downhill ski. As you push on the downhill ski, it gets pushed too far downhill putting too much separation between skis. When I saw photos of myself in a turn, I looked like I was stiff legging my downhill ski, leaving too much distance from my uphill ski - I looked off balance. (Have someone photograph you in your turns.) The answer for this is to slow down and bring that inside ski around perhaps with a little lift to get it aligned with the downhill ski. Then just give the uphill ski a little edge with a little pressure on your little toe - not so much weight - more to keep your skis lined up and maintain centered balance over your skis.
I finally figured out that at 200 lbs., I needed a larger, wider ski to support myself in a turn. When I went to a wider ski, I felt more stable and in control, so I didn't need to turn so hard.
Carving might be harder for the beginner because it requires you to proceed at a faster speed. Instead of burning off lots of speed with sharp turns, you subtley burn off just a little speed with smooth weight transitions, no skidding. It feels like riding on a rollercoaster track. I read a book many years ago, "The Zen of Skiing", that nicely explained carving in terms of transferring weight in a Yin and Yang fashion where the end of one turn is the beginning of the next turn, the downhill ski becomes the uphill ski in a smooth weight transition that makes carving attractive.
Frankly, most of us don't really carve - we're just in too much of a habit of skidding to burn off speed. People who carve are moving pretty fast.
- You can always get out of turning trouble by pointing your skis straight downhill.