Originally Posted by Racer256
"don't skid, let the ski slide"
WTF is that supposed to mean?
Doing very short radius turns to control decent on a super steep pitch is diff than carving.
Sorry if there's any misleading. Both she and me are not so good to use English very accurately, while "slide" was exact the word she used, and it's difinitely different in meaning as "carve" or "skid". I was confused too at that moment, but now I think what she meant was something like "controlled brushed turn", "scarving" or what else talked here. She didn't want to see me skidding at the bottom of turn, which means skis moving laterally down the hill while pointed across the slope. She wanted me to make the skis always sliding forward but not lock on edges. She's not the first instructor told us don't always lock on edge. The edge helps to lead the turn, and grips the snow progressively, while the skis may still pivot along the movement and not always arc on the radius of sidecut.
It's maybe something similiar as SMJ said a checked turn, but don't stop (or try to stop) at the bottom. And TDK is right, learn to skid is as important as learn to carve, if anything other than carving is skidding.
Hope I have make my point clearer.