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Know the Symbols
You've arrived. You're geared up and have a lift ticket. Now what? Take a few minutes to check out your trail map. The lifts and trails are marked on the map. The colored symbols next to the trails are the keys to enjoying your first few days on the slopes. Their shape and color indicate the difficulty of the trail.
You'll find them on trail maps and posted on the mountain. The same trail symbols are used at every resort in the country, but as Albert Einstein said, "It's all relative." A Green Circle trail at one resort might be as tough as a Blue Square at another. Not a big deal. The trail ratings are consistent within each resort. All the "Greens" at a ski area will be about the same difficulty, as will the "Blues" and the "Blacks."
Before you ride a lift during your first few days, check your trail map and make sure you can handle the trails that each lift services. Some skiers think they can improve by skiing tough terrain when their skills aren't up to that level, but that's a good way to get hurt. To improve quickly, take a lesson.
If you have any questions or need directions, talk with a Ski Patroller, Ambassador, or anyone in a resort uniform. We're here to help you make the most out of your time on the slopes.