3) You want to always travel toward the nose of your board! Not the toe or heel edge. Meaning if you are on your toe side you should be traversing the hill not sliding downhill. Yes we skid on our edges to slow down or stop but you don't want to do it constantly. If you are traveling toward your nose it reduces your chance to catch an edge.
I just started last year and progressed pretty quickly, but after reading this tip I know I need to work on that. I can link turns and have learned to control my speed decently, but I find my self trying to control my speed too much. I'll stay perpendicular to the mountain and bleed almost all my speed off, and a lot of times, I'm on my heel edge so hard that when my forward momentum stops I'll end up just sitting straight down on my ass.
Thanks for the tips.