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-'''[[Vertical drop]]''' the total difference expressed in meters from '''[[the start]]''' elevation to '''[[the finish]]''' '''[[elevation]]'''.+'''[[Vertical drop]]''' the total difference expressed in meters from '''[[the start]]''' '''[[elevation]]''' to '''[[the finish]]''' '''[[elevation]]'''.
-----+== '''Slope Steepness''' ==
-Also See+[[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.
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 +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.
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 +*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''' ==
*'''[[Contour line]]''' *'''[[Contour line]]'''
*'''[[latitude]]''' *'''[[latitude]]'''
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*'''[[Freestyle Course Layout]]''' *'''[[Freestyle Course Layout]]'''
-----+*'''[[Maximum Grade]]'''
 +*'''[[Application for Freestyle Course Homologation]]'''
 +*'''[[Freestyle Course Homologation Program]]'''
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Return to '''[[Ski Cross Glossary]], [[Freestyle Skiing]]''' or '''[[Freestyle Course Layout]]''' Return to '''[[Ski Cross Glossary]], [[Freestyle Skiing]]''' or '''[[Freestyle Course Layout]]'''
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Vertical drop the total difference expressed in meters from the start elevation to the finish elevation.

[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


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