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Comparing the Alps and North America-with a twist

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@boarder2020 & @Dave of the Marmottes, concur. Lots of blacks over here are steep bump runs that would kill somebody who was expecting a groomer. That's why I prefer the Euro way...a black piste is groomed, a black ski route, naturide etc. is not, and this is understood (by those who ski in the Alps).

In Europe a black piste may or may not be groomed. In France, where I usually go, a black may be bashed once or twice a season. Always assume it will not be bashed.
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Yeah, I have to also disagree that European blacks are groomed, at least in France. I would always expect any black run to be ungroomed/mogulled.
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@gvj, bingo. (Such a beautiful, sad song).

As for French black runs, I stand corrected. I just looked at the 3V and Val d'Isere maps and there aren't many of them so my sample size was small. As an aside, I recall some of the reds being steep enough to be blacks elsewhere. I do think Austria is as I stated. Black groomers are fun.
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But even unpisted a black in Europe is not really comparable to a double black in n America (assuming there is no red in n America so Europe black should be compared to a double black). N American double black while also unpisted is likely to offer far more hazards and generally be more difficult ime. For example of what double black terrain is in n America https://m.facebook.com/QuickdrawPublications/photos/ive-got-a-number-of-of-whistler-posters-gemstone-bowls-spankys-ladder-on-blackco/1175277689215181/

(Yes that is the area at Whistler the video this season of a snowboarder stuck perilously on a cliff was taken, which is not going to happen on your average euro black).
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@Scooter in Seattle,
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@gvj, bingo. (Such a beautiful, sad song).

I reckon you could easily write a novel just using Becker and Fagen quotes
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Scooter in Seattle wrote:

As for the safety bar, Canada is like Europe, but in the NW states it is seldom used except with kids. Even elsewhere in the US usage is far from universal


https://www.anneapplebaum.com/2020/03/15/the-coronavirus-called-americas-bluff/

From chairlifts to Corona (no this is not about Ischgl Toofy Grin )
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Scooter in Seattle wrote:

As for the safety bar, Canada is like Europe, but in the NW states it is seldom used except with kids. Even elsewhere in the US usage is far from universal


https://www.anneapplebaum.com/2020/03/15/the-coronavirus-called-americas-bluff/

From chairlifts to Corona (no this is not about Ischgl Toofy Grin )
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My NA experience very limited. Two trips to Banff to visit the girl with Mrs d. She has lived there coming on two yrs now. The vibe and attitude is very much Scotland on steroids. Laid back, welcoming, friendly, chatty, locals that know their hill with a ‘ski good to look good’ vibe. Combined with bigger hills and drier snow. And lots and lots of prime steak.
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Yes it sounds like there are lots of parallels with Scotland. More of a lifestyle thing than just a holiday.
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