Originally Posted by telerod15
Oh yeah, the dreaded double blacks! What are they trying to say? That some of their advanced terrain is more difficult than the rest? I think I saw it first at Jackson Hole, although they used a yellow triangle instead of double diamonds.
I was told it meant "hazardous terrain" which didn't make much sense in some places you saw it.. No one cared since it kept alot of people away from my favorite terrain to take friends from out of town, Moran Faces.
The sign is there, or used to be, where the traverse went into the trees from Wide Open and there were some steep lines with trees, but not Alta chutes or Tower 3 steep, off to the right in the beginning of the traverse but you end up at some intermediate terrain with a big boulder at the end. Side step over the rock and you have before you some sweet not very steep open terrain.
Back in the day the whole area was just Moran Face but I see they have 3 or 4 new trail names in there. Even tho it avalanched once and killed a ski patroller, TR RIP, ski patrollers out west risk their lives almost everyday to make the slopes safe to ski for the rest of us. I always felt it was very safe terrain and the yellow sign was up way before that happened.
Like I have said several times this stuff happens east, west, every region. How do you think folks in JH felt when we heard, Big Sky had claimed a vert bigger than JH. It was circa 1995, It was and still is a total scam. Personally I felt alot better when Snowmass built a new lift and thus gained a legitimate higher vert. JH was no longer "the Big One", we got over it. I don't think anyone, certainly not the VP of Marketing, would post a secretly hosted website bashing their compeitor. That's what Killington did. Bad, bad...ASC. :lol: A Utah company..:wink: