Is there such thing as a triple black diamond ski run?

Is there such thing as a triple black diamond ski run?

Is there such thing as a triple black diamond ski run?

“The Black Hole” at Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Vermont Named the Northeast’s only triple black-diamond run by the resort, The Black Hole is almost as scary as it sounds. The terrain is a combination of steep slopes, abrupt cliffs, and bumpy moguls, all of which run through woods full of trees.

What is a triple black diamond skiing?

According to Big Sky Resort Ski Patrol, “the methodology for designating trails as triple black diamond includes: exposure to uncontrollable falls along a steep, continuous pitch, route complexity, and high consequence terrain.”

How steep is a triple black?


Piste rating Level of difficulty Description
Blue square Easy Up to 15° (27%) slope.
Red rectangle Moderately difficult Up to 25° (47%) slope.
Black diamond Difficult Over 25° (47%) slope. Triple black diamond may also be used in some areas.
Double black diamond Very difficult

What is the hardest ski trail?

The 10 hardest ski slopes in the world.

  • The Tunnel in Alpe d’Huez (France)
  • Harakiri in Mayrhofen (Austria)
  • Corbet’s Couloir in Jackson Hole – Wyoming (USA)
  • The Pas de Chavanette – Le Mur Suisse – Champéry – Les Crosets ( Suisse )
  • La Grave (France)
  • Delirium Dive – Banff (Canada)
  • The big corridor of Courchevel ( France )
  • What is the steepest ski trail in the Northeast?

    With 2,000 feet of vertical, it’s ultra-steep and agonizingly long. The famed White Heat trail at Maine’s Sunday River Resort (207-824-3500, is dubbed the “longest, steepest, widest, lift-serviced expert trail in the East.” Hit the mogul side for a sustained knee-crunching, thigh-burning workout.

    Is Killington or Sugarloaf bigger?

    With a recent 655-acre expansion of backcountry-style glades, Sugarloaf has surpassed Killington in size. It does not, however, have Killington’s mile-long access road filled with bars and clubs.

    How hard is goat at Stowe?

    Goat is considered a top challenge at Stowe and one of the most difficult trails in the Northeast. A double black standing at an incredible 3,241 feet long, Goat has an average pitch of about 36 degrees. Double fall line, boulders, streams, moguls— new set of legs not included. But after this run you’ll wish they were.