IMHO trying to minimize your skidding is not the route to carve an edge-locked turn.
The use of the term "edge-locked" makes it pretty clear. The term "carving" is used by many to mean skiing with a non-edge locked ski, but using the same movements that apply to carving edge-locked arcs without what they would call steering or manually twisting the skis.
It seems the people who don't really seem to appreciate the distinction and confuse the microscopic imperfections inherent in any real-world edge-locked carved turn on hard snow or ice with the a given degree of skidding have a much greater amount of time in 3-D soft snow that they have on ice or water-injected hard race courses.
Good posting. There has always been good and bad skiing. Before carving good and bad skiing was judged in the skidding/steering realm. Back then there were advanced skiers that turned round minimally skidded turns and less skilled skiers that washed out their tails ala wind shield wiper turns. For some reason some want to include the "good round arced skidded turns" and "edge locked carving" into one and the same and call it Carving. Good so. But it kind of makes a strange distinction between carving and bad skiing. Why degrade the word carving when it describes a completely different kind of turn. Same applies to TGIF. I see people use it for bumps as well. Just like the word carving. The reason for this is that bump skiers dont want to be called bad skiers. IMHO its a mental boot out at 50mph on an icy race track in spring close to closing time and not far away from the tree line with no snow between where the pine grow tall and not minding.