Originally Posted by Mr. Crab
I seem to recall that Snowbird marked it's most difficult trails in Yellow in the 80's. I wish I still had one of those maps. The Utah resorts don't bother rating anything above a double black, doesn't mean anything, really.
Interesting. I ski at Snowbird right now and it's just the standard green, blue, black, double black. And of course orange oval for the terrain park. The double black signs are orange, that's the closest thing to yellow. Bogus Basin has yellowish-orange diamonds for two of their runs (Liberty and Tiger) but that's the only place I've seen that. And yeah I agree on it not meaning anything, Door 2 of the Get Serious Chutes at Snowbird is second in difficulty only to Corbet's Couloir from what I've seen (as far as designated runs, that is). Mandatory straightline, rocks sticking up, 2 feet wide (if that) where it bottlenecks near the top, mandatory turn, no room for error. Some people climb into it, but I'm talking about actually skiing it. Definitely more difficult than any triple black I've seen/skied/heard of, and it's only double. Makes Colorado's 'EX extreme terrain' look like the bunny hill.