Powder Magazine was nice enough to reprint this article written by Weems Westfeldt. Written in 1978. This was written in a time of long straight skis, but the hills are just as steep. There is a ton of pertinent information here presented by one of the premiere ski teachers of the past 50 years (His last major teaching job was Ski School Director of Aspen). He was involved with Epic for many years and part of the foundation for the ESA.
As he points out steep is a very relative term; for some it's an avalanche chute, for others it's a blue cruiser. Enjoy the read.
Edited by Stranger - 9/12/16 at 3:43pm