There is also the altrnative to bombing which is to stay on edge and make very wide radius turns. In this case you will almost be bombing but will traverse the slope in a way that you will be moving downwards at a far greater rate than you are moving sidewards. The advantage being that you remain on edge while getting comfortable with speed. This way you can be gradual between slowly traversing and bombing. The middle ground is nice. It also allows you to progress to carving in a more natural fashion. There are lots of kooks on the hill that can bomb and jump but cannot execute a respectable turn. Great vids online here from Snow wolf and others. Good luck!