Originally Posted by jalexc
Just to confirm, when you guys say double fall line, does that mean that the trail is not flat from side to side, but rather has "two sides", with fall lines not going in the exact same direction?
Originally Posted by carvemeister
If you were to roll a ball down the middle of a trail, the path it would take is the fall line. Most trails are cut pretty close to that path and gravity would pull you pretty much straight down your intended line.
With a DFL, the trail is cut across the fall line to some degree, on a diagonal - either the entire trail, or just sections of it. If you find yourself being pulled by gravity toward one side of the trail or the other, consistently, in the manner that a ball would roll off the side - then it is a DFL.
If there was still any question as to what a double fall line is, this should clear it up:
That's Liftline on Castlerock at Sugarbush. The lower steep section before it flattens out is a double fall line.
I'm happy to see a fair assessment of Hunter in this thread. Too often the mountain gets slammed for being too crowded. The bottom line is only an advanced skier will appreciate it - tons of legit black diamond terrain. Belt is the only intermediate off the summit and if you insist on skiing top-to-bottom and ski Belt mostly, you too will think it's crowded.
Haven't skied Anna Purna yet, but as a season pass holder this year, I plan to. Sounds like my type of trail!