yeah... dchan had it right. The camp focus was different b/c there was zero time spent on carving. Most of the time was spend on getting forward on the skis, hips over feet, and focus on "down the hill, movements" with the body/eyes.
I found that once I was not preoccupied with forcing high edge angles or trying to hold onto a perfect carve, things just happened & I was in a ton more contol of my skiing. Most instruction I've had in the past focused on leaving perfect tracks in the snow & contorting my body to acheive this. This also resulted in continous acceleration down the hill. These guys were mostly pivoting and way more agile b/c of their ability to control the speed. When the terrian dictated, carving naturally occured & was way less forced.
also of interest was that most of the coaches were really patient with their turns & let them unfold in a relaxed manner ; nothing was a forced or strenous effort. they were also doing these perfectly smooth turns on skis w/ 10 cm + waists & sizes of ~185-194 cm. their tecnique was really effeicent. They also did not preach any "correct" ways of doing things & the coaches agreed to disagree