I like this thread. I am on track to meet my weight reduction target by the time I ski for the first time this year. I have free slalom skied for years and love it but ever since my neighbor at the lake asked me to try his course last year I got a bug. I know it would be advised to get professional help and I am going to try to get down to Liquid Edge but my international travel schedule is a biatch this year. If you were starting fresh, in great physical shape and wanted to learn how to ski a slalom course for the first time, what would be your course of action? I know for some of you, you are going to have to go back in time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am very driven person that takes advice so if it means I do some sort of training drills most of the season well so be it. I want to do this bad!!