After Whistler, I went skiing once a season, and 2 years ago I didn't even do a single run. Last season was a turning point for me. I went out West and my riding ability improved drastically. In three days I went from being uneasy on blacks in the East to being able to do blacks out West. This season I got a season pass for my local resort and there is no terrain that is challenges me in the least. 18 trips later and I am easily one of the fastest people on the mountain, and I am not just shooting down the hill in a straight line. One time, on the way up the lift, an adaptive ski instructor from another local resort asked if I was on the race team.
I know some (most?) of you are doubting my claims, but they are completely true. This is my one passion and pretty much the only sport I excel at.
The one roadblock I face right now is I am 100% sure that I have poor technique, I am in no way conceited. My friends tell me I look good when I ride but they are all boarders. I really wish had some instruction between my 5th and 17th birthday. What is the best way for someone on the East Coast, and on a tight budget, to improve their technique via some form of instruction?