I'm trying to figure out the pitch of some of the steeper slopes I've skied this season because I don't really have a relative concept of slope pitch to compare to. I know from reading and watching videos that a 50 degree pitch seems like kind of a benchmark for an expert level pitch. However, since I don't know the pitch of any slopes I've skied, I have no idea how to compare or figure out how much more difficult some expert runs might be.
So, does anyone know the pitch of Whale's Tail at Breckenridge, Patrol Bowl at Loveland, or Chute 2 at Steamboat? These are some of the steeper runs I've skied this season and I'm wondering how much harder some true expert stuff is like the Lake Chutes at Breckenridge (55 degree pitch) or Knife Ridge at Wolf Creek (which I peered over 2 years ago while walking the ridge and it seemed impossibly steep). I'm trying to work my way up and realize I probably have a ways to go before I can tackle that kind of terrain.
I was able to ski both Whale's Tail and Patrol Bowl in total control at pretty good speeds. I was in total control on Chute 2 also, but had to take my speed down and make much more deliberate turns. Any insight on how much further I need to progress to 50 degree+ pitches and good runs to try?