Ski descent ratings?

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Dave B
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Re: Ski descent ratings?

Postby Dave B » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:06 pm

Zach and Ben, thanks for the thoughtful answers!
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Re: Ski descent ratings?

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:23 pm

What's Corbet's rated?
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Re: Ski descent ratings?

Postby Scott P » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:32 pm

Whatever happened to the "S" scale with rating ski descents? Back when I used to ski it was the hip new rating system, but you don't hear about it much anymore.
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Re: Ski descent ratings?

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:48 pm

S system became D system similar to when 5.10 became 5.10 a, b, c and d. More distinction was needed for the upper end of the scale and less distinction between 3 degree slopes with terrain traps and 4 degree slopes with safe runouts.

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