Originally Posted by MtnBikerChk
when I start to turn on hardpack, I can feel the inside edges "grab" the ice and pull me into the turn. on snow I don't get that feeling.
The important thing to realize with softer snow is that you can overwork it. After years of skiing ice, you might be trained to really work for your edge; on soft snow, you can't give it too much muscle, as it will give. As my coach used to say (relating to all snow conditions, including ice): you want to treat the snow like you would your significant other's face. In other words, don't bully the slope, treat it gently, be easy. From that, everything will work out.
Also, think about your stance. As has been mentioned myriad times in other threads, the new skis require a wider stance to work properly. Independent leg action is key, and you don't want your skis, boots, or legs getting caught up on each other while turning. Blocking out your legs can often prevent the skis from hooking up.
And another oft-given piece of advice: take a lesson on a day when there's some fresh snow. It's amazing what a good instructor can deduce, and even better when said instructor can solve your problem. Give it a try, as it's often money well spent.