"It frusterates me when I see kids in the park and they can't do a single turn in between jumps- just speed check at 540. At home, the really good young skiers are the ones who race, because they learn where to stand in the boot, how to carve a turn and make their skis work. They know the correct body position and where to put their hips and shoulders.
The kids in the park everyday, they're terrible skiers. It will take them a long time to become good skiers. If you look at some pros now when they try to ski in the backcountry, there arn't too many who can ski away from a backcountry jump"