This is written from the American perspective of skiing. They label the slopes differently, but it can be helpful to know what the difference between a black diamond and double black diamond slope is.
Skiing has become one of the top recreational sports in the world because it is something that almost everyone can do. With a little practice, new skiers can get better and experienced skiers can go on to more challenging slopes. Inexperienced skiers start on the bunny slopes and then advance on to the intermediate slope. Experts can choose from the intermediate slopes, black diamond and double black diamond slopes. Skiing is exhilarating and lots of fun. Skiers are known to be adventurous and can be thrill-seekers. People who love to ski love the challenge and sense of accomplishment skiing offers.
US Ski Slope Grading
Beginners begin on the bunny slopes and then graduate on to challenging slopes. The next level up from the bunny slope is the intermediate trail. Intermediate trails are steeper and can be filled with obstacles. The next level up from the intermediate trail is the black diamond trail. The black diamond trail is only for the experienced skier as they are filled with obstacles, small hills and are steeper than intermediate trails. One step up from the black diamond trail is the double black diamond. The double black diamond trail is extremely difficult and only for the most experienced skiers.
Skiers love to ski because slopes offer variety and each slope is always a little bit different from the next. The variety is what keeps most skiers coming back for more year-after-year. What’s great about skiing is people can pick and choose where they want to ski. There are some amazing ski resorts all over the world, not just the US. Japan & Europe offer some great winter holiday destinations.
People love to ski because it keeps them active in the winter time and there is nothing more beautiful than snow capped mountains. People who live in tropical climates flock to ski resorts each year to take a break from the monotony of warm weather.
Costs of skiing
Contrary to popular belief, skiing is not something only the rich and famous enjoy, but something that anyone can enjoy. You don’t have to be a millionaire to hit the slopes, a ski holiday will generally set you back just a little more than a holiday in the sun. There are packages to meet everyone’s budget. People can pick and choose where they want to ski and how long they want to ski for. Most ski resorts offer a variety of ski passes, including day, multi-day, week long and weekend passes. Skiing is something that the whole family can do. For many families, skiing becomes a family tradition. Each year families all over the world make the yearly trip to the same resort or try a new one. In addition to skiing, ski resorts offer a variety of activities to choose from like snowboarding, snowshoeing, and tubing. Parents love ski trips because it gives them a chance to have fun with their children during the day and then go out on the town at night. No matter what people choose to do while visiting a ski resort, at the end of the day, people always have a lot of fun, feel a sense of accomplishment and renewed energy. Everything just seems cleaner and healthier on the slopes.