For those that are wondering, I posed the question to my fellow instructors as such, "In hard snow conditions, do you prefer to ski, 1) totally committed to 1 ski, the outside ski, in order to obtain maximum pressure on the one edge. The idea behind this is the "ice skater" theory where that one edge will cut more deeply into the snow, providing better edge grip along that one edge. Or 2) The "two edges" technique, were you try to distribute pressure along both edges in order to decrease the pressure on the outside ski to keep the skis for breaking free or skidding out".
It was understood among all of those in the discussion that no matter which technique was used, that the outside ski was still the dominate ski.
The "ice skater" model of skiing ice doesn't real work. An ice skater can hammer his skate down and the edge will always engage. A skier who hammers it down the way a skater can will usually overpower the ski and lose the edge. That's why you need to be a little 2 footed at the turn initiation, in order but to work it to an outside dominant weight distribution.