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shapes along with colors
Everywhere in the U.S. and Canada that I've been to has used shapes along with colors in the marking of difficulty, probably because colors are distorted when wearing goggles, and its easyer to tell a shape at a glance. You have green circles (easy), blue squares (medium) and black diamonds (difficult). Double (insert grade here) are used to indicate something more difficult then the normal grade, but less difficut then the next grade up. It also bears mentioning that the grades are relative to the ski slope: a black diamond where i live (New York) would be a blue square in most places in the western U.S. Eds01 21:30, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
yellow "freeride" runs
I added the information on the yellow "freeride" runs that now can be seen commonly across the Swiss resorts. Does anyone know exactly whether these are just normal off-piste, or whether these yellow runs are patrolled and protected from avalanche danger?
Jonto 17:24, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
image: groomed, unskied pist
Piste is probably not a good name for this article. Trail or slope is almost exclusively used in North American English, except for "off piste." Thoughts? Listroiderbobtalk'tribs▆ 23:08, 6 December 2012 (UTC)