I often encounter ice when skiing technical terrain in tight woods.
Problem: Unpredictibility is your enemy when you are skiing in tight spaces. Ice often lots of it makes things very unpredictable. much of the ice encountered is in the form of falling water and almost impossible to edge on.
Solution: Make things as predictable as is possible.
Sure you could do everything and your mother to try and get an edge and flail around like a fish but once you lose balance or line you are done and about to eat bark.
One day in particular at Mad River it was really bad on paradise. My ski buddy actually slipped over the ice waterfall and got a massive hematoma on his leg that put him in the hospital a few days later and forced him to cancel a trip to Sunshine. The conditions were 6-8 inches of pow on top of death cookies and glare ice. After our initial defeat we took to it again. Carving back and forth on the run you could not help but come across unedgable icefalls.
The way to deal with it? Point them downhill and hope you can solve the problem when you get to real snow. Of course the problem is speed but no matter how fast you end up going it will be worse if you slide down that same ice out of control. Point them downhill and you have your balance, stay loose and get ready to sap that speed in any way possible. Then stop and take a breath and let the adrenaline subside