DiSKI and L7---thanks for looking in and your comments.
Day 1---OUCHHHHH I started with loose unbuckled boots, it was good snow, I was on green runs doing 1000 steps and shuffles to get balance. After 2 hours I had my balance back, but OUCHHH. I took them off, rested, breathed and skied like a champ the rest of the day...no pain???
Day 2-6 with PSIA Examiner. Pain would come and go some runs. Each time I asked examiner what he saw in my skiing. STRESS, PUSHING WAY TOO AGRESSIVE for the terrain. With that, I skied as much as possible with all of my toes pointing to the stars. Ski light, Ski free, don't compact the snow, ski snow like egg shells. Pain would go away.
Day 6-Present---maybe 15 days since. Ice/snow/10.f to 60.f. When I feel the pain---I know I am stressed. I lighten and it goes away. I think I have a pain that will improve (and has according to those I ski with ) my skiing. AKA--Red light--stop skiing this way and do something different.
Best advice this year......to get on edge, rather than point/tip side of foot into the snow-- lift the opposite side. I ski lighter and more flexible than ever---no pain.
Self-diagnosis on the short planter facia---the tendons or muscles under my foot stick out 1/2 inch from the base in a very thin line heel to toe ball. I will be going back to my boot fitter in February. I will give him the history and also mention the great comments in this thread.
Bottom line---If I can make the pain disappear by better skiing, I would rather keep it, to signal when I can do something different. That said, I fear the day when it is solid ICE, my body and mind want to ski the steeps and I cannot force myself to relax. This pain has happened in powder, I don't think it will every come back in this type of snow---I got some great tips in Killington during the Sno-Pro event.
I am also a Catholic: aren't we supposed to have some pain in our lives? But then if the pain goes away, I can have guilt........Hmmm? I will see what Father has to say about this...
I have not tried heel lifts. No pain gives no cause for them at this time. None of my skiing mentors have suggested significant stance/balance issues fore/aft.