If you are having difficulties with steep doubles, I would advise giving it another season. Keep in mind its not all like that video....line selection can make DD as easy or as hard as you'd like. there are lines through the whole area that involve no drops. but those get ploughed down early by people who are in over their heads and backblade the whole damned thing.
That being said, its clear by all the sideslipping and pussyfooting done in that video, that the line chosen by that guy was above his skill level, and the snow was pretty sun-softened. Also, a beacon and such are needed to go into these areas, so you dont only need the equipment, but also the know how in using it.