Pat - I wish I had your daughter's golf swing. Still working on that but as the years go on I enjoy golf more and more. Just love it.
As far as the speed vs technique discussion goes, I agree that no Nastar course really lets you get much speed. I feel like I have always skied better and faster than I race, so I think I need more work on technique. But that is a personal thing. The kids I watch who are on the ski team are super fast when they free ski and also have great technique in the gates. So I am not sure one is more important to develop at a young age than the other. If you learn to ski young you usually do not fear speed......my opinion.