I've never skied outside of North America. Recognizing that stereotypes aren't representative of all locations, what would you say to this:
What's the pitch of a typical blue run like in Europe compared to here? What are the conditions like, typically?
E.g. in Ontario and parts of eastern Canada, temperatures fluctuate wildly and there are fewer snow days, so many days are hardpack/frozen and conditions are more challenging. In Western Canada at most higher elevation hills (barring Whistler), temperatures stay consistently cool at most resorts and there are many snow days, so snow tends to stay softer. The eastern hills tend to be flatter than western ones. Exceptions abound; for example, a blue run at Hemlock in BC is flatter than a blue run at mont-sainte-anne IME.
Are there any such generalizations that could apply between Europe and North America? I'm most interested in Andorra and the Italian alps...