Skiing can be breath taking, standing on a mountain top, engulfed in glistening white and tranquility, and you begin dancing toward the valley with a sense of floating on clouds.
Well, it may not be that way for everyone, until skill begins to open the door. You have the option of drawing all kind of radius turns from wide open to short wedel, from skidding, carving, railing, to cruising or staying in the fall line. You may add dynamic, rhythm, flow, and personality - just like in dancing where three steps of a waltz are the turning technique, but choreography widens the scope.
99% of such skiing is done on edges, arch - transition - arch. The secret is in fine tuning the edge play and let your body sail freely. If speed is to your liking, it still is the turning skill that determines how fast you sink into a curve and excel from it. It's not how quickly you reach the bottom of a mountain, but how you experience making your trip last. (Obviously, racing is another ball game.)