Think about pushing down into the snow with both of your feet at the same time, i.e. extending through your joints (Ankles, knees and waist) evenly to help you project your centre of gravity forwards. This will help you stay balanced in the air and allow you to match your skis with the angle of the landing. Most of the time when you jump off a lip, you'll end up throwing yourself backwards a little bit, causing you to land backseat, which often results in shinbang.
Lifting tail to nose would kind of like nollieing, which is pretty legit if you can do it properly, but work on a basic pop first.