Originally Posted by UnSean
I want to ski the whole mountain in all conditions, can PMTS style do this?
Hi Sean and welcome to EpicSki. I know and greatly respect Phil Smith, and if he has classified you as an "8.5", I certainly trust his judgement. It may be that you are a much faster learner than some on this site give you credit for.
I don't know much about PMTS, but it appears to me to be a system of ski-teaching, based predominantly on racing technique, ie. carving. (Although the lead proponent (Harald Harb), appears to favour a narrower stance than most modern racers. I must emphasise that I base this observation purely on his photos and videos, and I have never seen this Harb person ski, nor met him.)
Someone who I do know very well is Emma C-A; she was my team-mate during the early 1990s. I would recommend that you continue working with Emma, as she retired from World Cup as recently as 2003, and is therefore able to demonstrate a much more up-to-date version of racing (= carving) technique than Harb.
You stated that you are a visual learner. An excellent study resource I can recommend is http://www.ronlemaster.com
I did use some NLP during my ski-racing career, with the help of a practitioner called David Crago. Do you know him? He certainly helped me to a certain extent, although at that stage of my career, my greatest opponent was Father Time