Nice Shot nolo!
I'll have to turn right at Bozeman some day. Ditto on the pics Nolo.
And yes, The Hobacks.
My wife wanted to take a private mogul lesson there back in '93.
So she goes out with the instructor to the 'backs and she is right on his heels.
We still get quite a chuckle when we talk about it. Guess he expected that she had no
talent. He didn't know she she was Lulu Hog of the Hog Squad....the only girl in the Club!
Some great shots and tips! I have a different take. The camera is telling the truth. 40* isn't that steep in general; of course it's steep to ski. Even in rock climbing, a lot of pictures look flat if they're not at 90* or overhanging. I bet many trails that used to look steep to you as a beginner no longer look that steep. K27 at Hunter Mtn of all places used to make my heart stop. T3 or some of the Alta Chutes at Jackson Hole used to look really steep. Now they just look somewhat steep and I only find them scary if there's a lot of rocks sticking up (one of the mid really narrow and rock scraped Alta chutes - maybe 2.5?). Widow Maker scared me but I'm sure I'd get over it after a couple of more times. Corbets - I still wimp out.
I read this thread and decided to add some pictures... Yesterday evening I was skiing and took some pictures with my phone...
So... One piste - different points of view...
Full view.. Lights make the bottom part look much steeper..
From lift - nothing is steep...
Bottom part actually isn't very steep...
The top is much steeper ...
But the steepest part is the one you can't see :)
What about pics in which the slope looks *steeper* than it was in real life? I think this shot looks pretty steep, probably due to the lift at the bottom, but I don't think it was particularly steep when we actually skied it.
I'm going to go with 25 degrees, maybe even less. doesn't look very steep at all to me.
No Skier in this pic, but illustrative of the enhancing effect of trees to show angle of descent. This was taken at Mt Baldy outside Los Angeles. Best kept secret in SoCal, provided it's cold and snow has recently fallen (one or two days a season, usually). The steep section of the mountain is very natural and has the longest vertical drop of any black runs in southern California. Not many other places where you can ski and surf on the same day!
Anyone else worried that the current spate of warm and dry weather portends an early coming of spring conditions and few remaining storms?
That gully is called l'Ancolie and is part of the Face de Bellevarde downhill course. (1992 Olympics and 2009 World Championships.)
More info: http://www.valdisere2009.org/en/spectateurs/epreuves/bellevarde.html
So I like how tis has gone from a "help me figure out how to capture the steepness of a slope" to a "look at my awesome pic of me/friend/family member skiing this steep as @#$% slope"
Ahh how the internet can never stop being a competition.
I'm not criticizing, I joined in to.
That's actually a really common problem. People tend to tilt the camera as they are taking pictures and it often needs to be corrected
Yes I did lol,,this was my 1st. attempt at this (because of this thread) . Thanks guys !
another cross shot that gives the right impression:and a shot of a guy straightlining 55 degrees that looks pretty flat. look at that ski tip of the photographer for reference. Ahh, sending it in the California sun, a little different than Wyoming scary.