Great thread Pierre! identifying levels is useful here mostly when discussing gear. Otherwise, I think Utah49's maxim that "the best skier is the one with the biggest grin" is the rule. I'm much more interested in hearing about Lisa Marie's progress than some macho stand-off. I was under the impression that there was a level 10; So I’m a gaper. bust me to an eight; seven in bumps, nine in powder, which is actually very forgiving when you figure it out. We've spent the weekend at Alta . There is friendly terrain for everybody, but many more people ski well here than any other hill in Utah; it's unmistakable. We had the Utah winter games on .. lots of tele.. I saw several people sking with such utter grace I thought; o.k. there's your level ten.. the guys at epic should see that. .It’s been great .. no lines, blue sky; they’d done a lot of grooming and everyone was cruisin’. Spent today on the bunny hill with my little family; had a blast. Snow is predicted Monday , with another storm following. When I read about some of you guys fightin’ crowds and boarders, I think it’s time you come home to Mecca.. maybe it’s a 9/11 thing but the mountain is quiter than I’ve ever seen it.