Ski enthusiast Dave Contarino knows that skiing a double black diamond slope can challenge even the best skiers. These slopes are extremely difficult and should only be attempted by expert skiers, says Dave Contarino. In the following Q&A, Dave Contarino offers tips for skiers wanting to ski double diamond trails.
Q: Can you tell us what the different types of ski trail ratings are?
Dave Contarino: The easiest trail is the green circle, followed by a blue square for intermediate level, and black diamond for advanced. Double black diamond trails are reserved for expert and extreme skiers.