Hmmn. First, to disclose my biases/assumptions:
1. The basics of a good, carved turn is a strong, carved GS turn. At the highest skill levels of skiing, top World Cup racing, athletes are skiing at speeds on steeps that make their more extreme angulation quite unlike what most of the rest of us employ. Nevertheless, we can learn useful lessons from modern high level racing technique, since good racing is, in large part, simply application of how to most efficiently carve more and skid less, in dynamic balance without (Bode Miller notwithstanding) overly frequent crashes.
2. Skiers are better skiers if they have access to a variety of appropriate techniques for different situations. Given free rein, I may want endlessly to carve Super-G radius fast turns on steep groomed trails, but if someone cuts in front of me, I had better be able to quickly make a tighter radius turn. And if it dumps eighteen inches of powder (or Sierra cement) and I'm skiing in it, I should be able to make an adjustment before shredding a knee.
Now to my comments on weighting of inside ski vs. outside ski:
1. According to Ron LeMaster in his on-line slide show presentation Alpine Technique, at the top World Cup level, modern technique involves "more pressure on inside ski" than old school technique, but he notes that while use of (weight on) the inside ski is "definitely increasing" it "varies" from World Cup skier to skier and also "varies with snow and pitch". LeMaster says there are five reasons to put some weight on the inside ski:
Provides support in the first half of the turn, before the outside ski hooks up fully.
It's the safety valve for overestimating grip (my translation: if your outside ski slips instead of bites, you can try to use the edge of the inside ski to stay up instead of sliding out into boot out city/race over)
Facilitates manipulation of outside ski (my translation: you can still adjust your line/increase steering angle for pivot entry turns typical of World Cup courses relatively late)
Assists fore-and-aft pressure control (e.g., better balance means more consistent ability to properly keep weight forward early in the turn to carve, with weight back late to release)"
Avoids "brutalizing softer snow" (over pressuring in softer snow conditions, leading to chatter/skid)
LeMaster notes that equipment- and technique-driven "better holding" of World Cup skiing today leads to more use of the inside ski. (E.g., because a skier can put more weight on the inside ski, retaining better balance, while still arcing and staying on the course, he or she doesn't have to put all the weight on the outside ski.)
LeMaster's whole talk is at:http://www.ronlemaster.com/presentat...nique-2003.pdf
2. But if you look at World Cup GS turns (as opposed to slalom turns in the flats) typically, more weight (and a lot more pressure) is on the outside ski, because bending the shovel of that outside ski creates a tighter, more cleanly arced turn. IMHO, Modern Technique describes it best, saying "The top racers have on average 80:20 ratio of outside to inside ski pressure in Slalom and 70:30 in GS. This ratio is constantly changing throughout the turn. Normally the turn is started above the fall line with 90% of pressure on the outside ski. Upon entering the fall line inside ski is starting to carry more load while it is not only assisting in maintaining lateral balance but is actively contributing to carving. It is normal to see a ratio of 60:40 in the second part of a turn. It could even be 50:50 throughout the most of a turn, but only on the flat less turny sections of a course."
Modern technique is at:http://www.youcanski.com/english/coa..._technique.htm
Kirsten Clark agrees:http://www.skimag.com/skimag/turning...326206,00.html
3. In my experience, (A) if you want to change direction rapidly, with a carved rather than skidded turn (like in a GS race course) you must put most of your weight on the outside ski, and keep your weight aggressively forward, to bend the shovel, but (B)in some conditions (powder, slush) you are better with a more two footed technique, and (C) if you ski with 100% of your weight on the outside ski (say, lifting the inside ski), it is more difficult to get your weight appropriately forward at turn initiation, because this complicates balance.
With that background, I'm not sure the goal should be 50/50 weight skiing, but I'll take my shot at answering the original post ("the more evenly distributed weight sure looks better (looks like riding on rails). What can I do to achieve this, especially when my skis are out on a high angle?")
1. Keep your weight forward at turn initiation, pressuring the front of both boot cuffs. Feel both boot cuffs hold you up through the first part of the turn. Instead of hands forward, think elbows forward, because that gets your hips forward instead of having you sink your butt down. If you do this, then (A) you'll be able to bend the skis and carve without putting all your weight on the outside ski, and (B) by pressuring both boot cuffs, you'll avoid leading with your inside ski, and will naturally create more parallel angles.
2. On the flats, practice railroad track turns by just rolling your knees.
(recreational racer, but open minded)