a large, steep face that is being skied by many skiers at the same time has to function somewhat like a 6 lane highway, 6 lanes in the same downhill direction. loosely structured, but many parallel lanes, each lane established roughly when a skier starts to link turns down the fall line.
It is dangerous and leads to chaos when a skier, unwilling or unable to keep their own line, zoros the slope or suddenly goes into a traverse across everyone's line.
If you miss your turn and gain a lot of speed, it is a better idea to regain control with a sideslip or other speed control maneuver in your own line than to shoot across the slope out of control.
For safety sake, if you have decided to ski a slope crowded with fast skiers skiing in the fall line, try to be conscious of the pattern and the flow and blend in best you can.
The point being, when does the space in front of a skier become his, if only for a few seconds?
This is beginning to sound condescending, because everyone knows how to ski a big, steep, crowded face already. but are there ideas for other ways to organize it that work as well.