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[[Image:Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.png|'''[[Blue Square]]''' Intermediate Intermediate difficulty '''[[slopes]]''' with '''[[Grades]]''' commonly ranging from 25% to 40%. These slopes are usually groomed. Blue Square runs make up the bulk of pistes at most '''[[ski areas]]''', and are usually among the most heavily trafficked.|thumb|200px]] [[Image:Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.png|'''[[Blue Square]]''' Intermediate Intermediate difficulty '''[[slopes]]''' with '''[[Grades]]''' commonly ranging from 25% to 40%. These slopes are usually groomed. Blue Square runs make up the bulk of pistes at most '''[[ski areas]]''', and are usually among the most heavily trafficked.|thumb|200px]]
-'''[[Blue Square]]''' Intermediate Intermediate difficulty '''[[slopes]]''' with '''[[Grades]]''' commonly ranging from 25% to 40%. These slopes are usually groomed. Blue Square runs make up the bulk of pistes at most '''[[ski areas]]''', and are usually among the most heavily trafficked.+'''[[Blue Square]]''' Intermediate Intermediate difficulty '''[[slopes]]''' with '''[[Grades]]''' commonly ranging from 25% to 40%.
 +These slopes are usually groomed. Blue Square runs make up the bulk of pistes at most '''[[ski areas]]''', and are usually among the most heavily trafficked.
 +
 +== '''Slope Steepness''' ==
 +[[Image:Grades degrees.png|There are two ways of measuring slope steepness. The first is a measurement using '''[[degrees]]''', which measures the angle of the slope in degrees from the horizontal. The second is a percentage.|thumb|200px]]
 +There are two ways of measuring slope steepness. The first is a measurement using '''[[degrees]]''', which measures the angle of the slope in degrees from the horizontal. The second is a percentage.
 +
 +This is calculated using the formula 100*rise/run. Rise is the vertical change and run is the horizontal distance. A 100% slope is angled at 45 degrees.
 +
 +*10% is equivalent to 5.71º
 +*20% is equivalent to 11.31º
 +*30% is equivalent to 16.7º
 +*40% is equivalent to 21.8º
 +*50% is equivalent to 25.67º
 +*75% is equivalent to 36.8º
 +*100% is equivalent to 45º
 +
 +A beginner slope is typically between 6% and 25%. Intermediate hills range from 25% to 40%, and expert is 40% plus.
== '''Also see''' == == '''Also see''' ==
 +*'''[[Trail designation system]]'''
*'''[[Slope]]''' *'''[[Slope]]'''
*'''[[Grade]]''' *'''[[Grade]]'''
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*Wikipedia ''Ski trail ratings'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_skiing] *Wikipedia ''Ski trail ratings'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_skiing]
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-Return to '''[[Ski lift]]''', '''[[Ski Related Definitions]]''', '''[[Freestyle Equipment Rules]]''', '''[[General Definitions]]''' or '''[[Freestyle Skiing]]'''+Return to '''[[Trail designation system]]''', '''[[Ski lift]]''', '''[[Ski Related Definitions]]''', '''[[Freestyle Equipment Rules]]''', '''[[General Definitions]]''' or '''[[Freestyle Skiing]]'''
[[Category:Freestyle Skiing]] [[Category:Equipment Freestyle Skiing]] [[Category:Freestyle Glossary]] [[Category:Freestyle Skiing]] [[Category:Equipment Freestyle Skiing]] [[Category:Freestyle Glossary]]
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Blue Square Intermediate Intermediate difficulty slopes with Grades commonly ranging from 25% to 40%.  These slopes are usually groomed. Blue Square runs make up the bulk of pistes at most ski areas, and are usually among the most heavily trafficked.
Blue Square Intermediate Intermediate difficulty slopes with Grades commonly ranging from 25% to 40%. These slopes are usually groomed. Blue Square runs make up the bulk of pistes at most ski areas, and are usually among the most heavily trafficked.

Blue Square Intermediate Intermediate difficulty slopes with Grades commonly ranging from 25% to 40%.

These slopes are usually groomed. Blue Square runs make up the bulk of pistes at most ski areas, and are usually among the most heavily trafficked.

[edit] Slope Steepness

There are two ways of measuring slope steepness. The first is a measurement using degrees, which measures the angle of the slope in degrees from the horizontal. The second is a percentage.
There are two ways of measuring slope steepness. The first is a measurement using degrees, which measures the angle of the slope in degrees from the horizontal. The second is a percentage.

There are two ways of measuring slope steepness. The first is a measurement using degrees, which measures the angle of the slope in degrees from the horizontal. The second is a percentage.

This is calculated using the formula 100*rise/run. Rise is the vertical change and run is the horizontal distance. A 100% slope is angled at 45 degrees.

  • 10% is equivalent to 5.71º
  • 20% is equivalent to 11.31º
  • 30% is equivalent to 16.7º
  • 40% is equivalent to 21.8º
  • 50% is equivalent to 25.67º
  • 75% is equivalent to 36.8º
  • 100% is equivalent to 45º

A beginner slope is typically between 6% and 25%. Intermediate hills range from 25% to 40%, and expert is 40% plus.


[edit] Also see

[edit] Reference

  • Wikipedia Ski trail ratings [1]

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