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Blacks and Dub Blacks?

post #1 of 11
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I always hear people saying how bad ass they are cuz they ski double blacks at brighton. Alta doesn't have double blacks, just blacks, so does this mean Alta doesn't have a run as difficult as brightons Double black runs?

post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by drainbamage View Post

I always hear people saying how bad ass they are cuz they ski double blacks at brighton. Alta doesn't have double blacks, just blacks, so does this mean Alta doesn't have a run as difficult as brightons Double black runs?



eh trail rating mean nothing when compared to other resorts.

post #3 of 11

Trail ratings rate the trails as compared to the other trails at that resort. 

Besides, blacks and double black diamond runs are easy; if you want to be bad ass you gotta ski the trails marked "Cliff Area". devil.gif

post #4 of 11
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haha

 

 

No way brighton has gnarlier terrain than Alta though,

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I always hear people saying how bad ass they are cuz they ski double blacks at brighton. 


 

People who brag about their ability to ski double blacks are automatically not bad ass. 

 

 

But to answer your question, no, Alta's decision to cap their ratings at black says nothing about the difficulty of the mountain. 

post #6 of 11
There should be a standard for rating runs.
post #7 of 11
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haha

 

 

No way brighton has gnarlier terrain than Alta though,



your actually wrong.

 

Brighton has the gnarliest lift served terrain in utah. Its just short.

post #8 of 11

If memory serves, Alta is explicit about the fact that they don't bother with double black ratings. If I remember correctly, last time I was there I remember reading something that said that if you ski black runs at Alta you should be prepared for "expert level terrain" or something like that. So, basically, don't ski black runs unless you either a) know the run or b) can at least survive a double black that you weren't expecting with a reasonable level of horror involved.

 

But I agree with the above, run ratings are often meaningless, especially as they relate between resorts. I've skied groomed blacks at one resort that were easier than groomed blues at a resort 20 miles away.

post #9 of 11

If I remember correctly, Snowbird had runs marked in yellow in the 80's - above black diamond. I'm sure Brighton is much gnarlier than Alta- please go there!

post #10 of 11

There is some tough stuff at Brighton.  Bushwacker, are you talking about the tracked up terrain to the left in this photo of Brighton/Millicent, or over to the right by chairlift?  Or somewhere else?  How does Brighton side country rate with Fantasy Ridge above Solitude?

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post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post

There is some tough stuff at Brighton.  Bushwacker, are you talking about the tracked up terrain to the left in this photo of Brighton/Millicent, or over to the right by chairlift?  Or somewhere else?  How does Brighton side country rate with Fantasy Ridge above Solitude?

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both have lines that most pros wont even attempt but the sections to the left aka "camera land" is super fun mini golf skiing.

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