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When is Black really Black, or is it Double Black? - Page 5

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Originally Posted by HippieFlippinNM View Post

Not entirely.  My resort uses dry erase boards in different areas around the mountain to alert skiers to changing conditions.  They are almost always in the areas where extreme terrain will be encountered and they say things such as, "No clean entrances ANYWHERE!", "Hope you brought your rock skis", and "Be prepared to SELF ARREST!"  
I like this system. Wish more areas would use simple but effective ideas like this.

That said, it addresses the prevailing conditions at one area, rather than a standardized rating system in order to compare Midwest slopes to Rockies slopes for instance.

I'm not sure if that type of standardization is really necessary. If the trail ratings are intended to guide the casual skier, usually such skiers are staying in their home geographical region and more or less know what a blue or black means. Once they start traveling they can usually pick up the differences between a blue at the vacation spot and a blue back home after a run or two. After that the comparisons between home and vacation are not as important as paying attention to where you are in the moment. That's where the adventure part of this fabulous endeavor comes in. This is supposed to be fun and exciting, not just safe.
Edited by DesiredUsername - 8/25/14 at 1:07pm
post #122 of 130

I know.  A sled count per run.  Every time someone is taken off it on a sled, the number goes up.  Not sure if this should be cumulative over the years or just for the current season....  Stuff might look easy at the beginning of the season if they restart it every year.  Seasonal average??  :D

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I envision early season WRODs with high sled counts.
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I envision early season WRODs with high sled counts.

Good, get those traversers off them until there is more terrain open.  

post #125 of 130
Also, if a skier/boarder crashes on a black or double black and tumbles down the slope until he/she comes to a stop on a blue or green run below, where he/she gets picked up by patrol, which run gets the credit for the sled?
Edited by DesiredUsername - 8/25/14 at 3:56pm
post #126 of 130

Clearly the place where the crash occurred.  Alternatively, both.  That way the green run would know you have to look out for flying bodies at that intersection.  

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I know.  A sled count per run.  Every time someone is taken off it on a sled, the number goes up.  Not sure if this should be cumulative over the years or just for the current season....  Stuff might look easy at the beginning of the season if they restart it every year.  Seasonal average??  biggrin.gif

I thought about that and by that count Easy Street (green/beginner chair) and the large open place where six trails (green, blue, and black) converge by the mid-mountain restaurant would be in the top 20%. eek.gif
post #128 of 130
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I know.  A sled count per run.  Every time someone is taken off it on a sled, the number goes up.  Not sure if this should be cumulative over the years or just for the current season....  Stuff might look easy at the beginning of the season if they restart it every year.  Seasonal average??  :D


Hey how come you get credit,  I had this idea on page 4 :rolleyes.  But yes I'm with you.

 

Cheers.

post #129 of 130
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post
 

I know.  A sled count per run.  Every time someone is taken off it on a sled, the number goes up.  Not sure if this should be cumulative over the years or just for the current season....  Stuff might look easy at the beginning of the season if they restart it every year.  Seasonal average??  :D


I see a lot more carnage on greens and blues than I ever seen on blacks and double blacks...

post #130 of 130

When my wife broke her tibial plateau, she came to rest on the mountain run.  Luckily, she had the good sense to ski down on one ski by herself so the ski patrol didn't have to wonder where to assign the credit.

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