Unless you want to play an all-day game of catch-up with your skis, keep your fore/aft stance more fore than aft.
A. Drive forward: As you finish a turn, continue flexing your ankles and pressing your shins into your boot cuffs. Actively drive yourself forward by swinging your arms and poles ahead of your body.
B. Stand up: When you begin to flatten your skis to change edges, your speed will increase. Move your center up and over your bindings. If your ankles are still open and your hands are behind and below your hips, the acceleration rate of your skis will outpace that of your body.
C. Extend your legs: When your skis are flat, your entire body—especially your new outside leg—should be extended. This puts your hips over or ahead of your feet. If you’re still in the back seat here, you can’t properly pressure the fronts of your skis to steer them into the fall line.
D. Change edges: If you’re centered when your skis find their new edges, enjoy knowing you’re in the driver’s seat and ready to start the next turn in balance. Otherwise, thank your skis’ tails and your overworked hamstrings: If it weren’t for them, you’d fall smack on your backside.