so i just discovered this site, and my reply may be a bit late to help you, ultracoach, but i'll share my experience. i learned to ski in jan 2009 at age 45, at jackson. i have a fear of heights, and thought i would NEVER ski blues, anywhere. this new years, we spent a week at big sky, and i took the leap and skiied some blues there. when we went back to jackson this year, i was determined to ski a blue slope or two. what worked for me, and was relatively easy, was to take eagle's rest lift, ski down the green slope to catch sweetwater lift, then ski down a short distance to the casper lift. once at the top of casper, go left to EASY DOES IT blue run. you end up by the casper restaurant/base of casper lift--you can catch the lift up again and ski this short loop to your hearts' content. very very do-able for this late in life beginner!! another option once one is comfortable with this blue run is to take teewinot quad, go right at the off-load, and ski down the green to catch apres-vous lift. take AV up and go LEFT. ski werner down. also very do-able blues. good luck and have fun!!!!!
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