Ok, gotta tell this story and all advice welcome.So, about twelve years ago we're training to be instructors, and there's a steep 100meter slope that has melted then turned to sheet ice. I mean pure glass that looked several inches thick at the least. There eight of us plus the coach, and I'm on the lift with the coach and stupidly say to him, "Bet you couldn't do short turns down that"
Well of course our coach lined us all up looking down at the sheet ice. He goes first and it's incredible, he does the sweetest, lightest quick turns all the way down.
Two of my fellow students go first, and both lose it on their first turn and slide without stop to the bottom on their butt.
My turn... A very precarious traverse across the slope, manage one turn, travers all the way back then manage to hold the second turn.... Then wham, I'm taken out by the guy above me and slide headfirst, face up all the way to the bottom.
Anyway, I've got much better on ice, but I have to admit, to this day, I can't recreate my coaches turns on such ice.
Any tips. One tip I heard was to 'Ski like your skiing on egg shells' and another one is "trust your edge and turn quickly but gently'
Easier said than done.