Something often misunderstood is the relationship between the type of transition desired, be it pushed, pivoted or clean, and how the rotational state a skier employs during the transition influences it.
Keeping the upper body facing down the falline can be a useful tactic, but not for helping someone learn to link cleanly initiated turns. The problem is it puts a skier an anticipated position as they transition into a new turn. Check out this definition and video explanation of anticipation, and you'll see why this can be a problem.
If you want to learn to link arc to arc carved turns, or even cleanly initiated steered turns, free of any push or pivot, ditch the anticipation and square up during the transition.
Edited by Rick - 4/24/11 at 12:49am