Hello, Everyone! My sincere apologies if: a.) this question has already been asked somewhere, b.) this is the wrong forum for this question, or c.) this is an embarrassingly “newbie” question. I have a question about the differences between ski run difficulties in Europe vs. North America.
A little background…my wife and I visited Austria several years ago and I took lessons during our trip. It didn’t go so well, but I didn’t want to give up. Last year, I took lessons at our local ski area (we live in Washington State), and the bug bit me. I’ve been skiing for two seasons now, I ski blue runs (I even went down a black with an instructor at the beginning of this season), and I can’t freakin’ get enough skiing! I can’t believe I waited until I was almost 40 to start! Okay, so my wife and I are going back to Austria in a few days, and I need to know what runs to ski. I’ve been led to believe that the red runs in Europe are close to the blues in the States. Is that correct? I’d like to enjoy myself and not bite off more than I can chew. Any advice?