Just got back from Les Gets on Monday and the snow at the moment is epic.
I never normally go off piste as basically im just not very good at it and just couldn't seem to get to grips with the technique needed even though i've been skiing for years and would consider myself a confident skier.
Sitting on a chair lift one day speaking to a random "yoof" we were on about powder skiing and my lack skills and he just said sit back relax and enjoy.
So off i went to try out his theory in knee deep powder and what a revelation,i've just had the best three days skiing i've ever had.
Now im obviously no off piste God but the leaning back advice really helped and i now feel far more confident in the deep stuff.
The next time i go i'll try and use the tips shared in the posts above before i develope even more bad habits.
The reason i love skiing is you're always learning,awesome sport.