Sunday, March 25, 2018

Comparing The Steepness of Ski Trails

OK, this one is for ski nerds. Check out this really fun article about steep trails that I found on skibum.net. The article shares all kinds of interesting facts and trivia about comparing steep terrain. I have always thought Pallavicini was one of the longest, continiuously steep trails around. Low and behold, skibum.net had Pali at the top of the list for select trails over 2,000 feet long.  Enjoy.

http://www.skibum.net/do-it-up/comparing-steepness-of-ski-trails/

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I ski Pali Face . I'll leave it to others to decide if I ski it well. .. CM

Anonymous said...

I'm curious how Y Chute and North Pole compare (or Tree Chutes or any other pieces of the East Wall). Any idea? I always thought they were steeper than Pali, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're not nearly as long of a ride.

Luke Durkin said...

Thanks for posting, I've always wanted this kind of detailed info. I wish they didn't limit themselves to minimum 300' sections. To the commenter above, I took a look on google maps using the topo + the measure tool. That is a very generalized scale (40') contours and certainly a limited accuracy but I think most of the east wall is steeper. I'm getting about 36.2 for at 120' vertical section of North Pole. I was also getting about 39.5 degrees for the steep gullies. Remember though the accuracy of this method is probably much less than the article's.

Anonymous said...

If you want accuracy on slope angles check out Caltopo.

Luke Durkin said...

Caltopo is amazing thanks for sharing! I can't believe I never thought to seek something like this out.

Daniel Warner said...

Very fun stats