Originally Posted by m4doyle
Hey everyone, I wanted to find out about people's decision process in terms of picking runs/trails at an unfamiliar resort... ...If you could tell me your level of skiing....
Ok this is one of my gripes with Epicski. To the OP, m4doyle: there's nothing wrong with your question, except that you didn't say *why* you were asking. Do you want advice? If so, you should have given *your* skiing ability. Because if you ask for advice the good people here will take the trouble to help you. Or do you want a survey of how other people make skiing decisions? It looks like that to me. Or do you want both? Any of those answers is ok; I like surveys, and I like giving and getting advice. But please be clear about your purpose, otherwise it unfairly burdens other forum members.
Epic is overrun with surveys, it's an obsession. That's ok! It's just another way to make us think about skiing, which is fun and energizing. Surveys aren't immoral or unfriendly, but *please* be clear about what you want. My navel is interesting as hell, but others may disagree.
Originally Posted by core2
All of the above and ask a liftie or patrol what is skiing good that day. If they are nice, they will tell you where the goods are.
core2 is giving advice here, see? The same as I would have done. But if the OP weren't a confident skier, he should do the same as core2 said, but would tell the local his ability. You're never alone for long at a ski area. If you're friendly, people will help you.
So we can summarise the many posts giving advice as 1) research and 2) ask.
The rest is a fun survey...let's call it that.