The day I "got it". It was in Australia, where we often get very deep snowfalls, but the snow is very wet (yes, wetter than California and Whistler). I was on long conventionals, and my friend had told me that in fresh snow, you started bouncing, then pretending to turn, and then you increase the aplitude. I'd been trying, but could never "commit".
well, this morning, I was the first one down a popular blue run at Guthega, where our lodge is, it was about knee deep and very dense. And suddenly, I felt it, the turns were working, it was easy, but more than that, if felt utterly sublime. I'll never forget it.
Now I ski deep soft light stuff weekly, and still love it, but it's become so easy. That first time it all came together was it for me.