Learn to ride square to the fall line. Once you learn that who cares what you do, Cowboy hand, rail grab, soul arch, whatever the move that makes your style you. Forget all the bullshit. Square to the fall line is the key!!!!!
Learn to know grooming on your mountain. The trails groomed on swing vs graveyard, etc Carving is condition conducive meaning that if the conditions suck most likely your carving is gonna suck and your day is gonna suck until you learn to ride the perfect groomed perfectly. Once you master that then not so favorable conditions add to the fun, the challenge. Time on the hill is key as well. Gym time, being strong and in shape helps w everything regardless of age. I think there is way to much focused on boards and all the bullshit vs being in shape. No substitute for training off the board, it’s all part of it. Good luck, have fun and remember as Doyle always says “the best guy is the guy having the most fun”! If you ever come to Aspen let me know, we are here to help.