In skiing, as with many things, there is the idea of Intermediate Plateau. You can cope on the blue square slopes but have a hard time on more advanced terrain. That's just starting to be me. This pdf that SkiNet just send me claims that you shouldn't throw all your weight onto the outside ski, but instead make it a more gradual transition. After all this time about keeping most of your weight on the outside ski, that's going to take some adjustment, but it will make switching between tele and alpine easier.
There are pictures included, I must say I look like the incorrect photos.