Originally Posted by roundturns
You guys are way too technical for me. My first time to A Basin back in the early 80's my friend that was living in Frisco took me there and we went up to the top of Palivichini and when we were standing there he said," doesn't it seem like you could spit and hit the road down there'.
Described the terrain perfectly too me. What is the % steep at the top of Pali? Probably a lot less than I think.
Let's not confuse terms. Percent slope and degree of slope are two different measures. Percent of slope is ratio of horizontal distance vs. vertical distance. A 45 degree slope is a 1:1, or 100% slope. The steepest of Pali at the top skier's left might make 30 degrees. I doubt if the main belly of the run averages more than 25 degrees. Not at all steep per standards of many on this forum.