Each resort designates a level of difficulty to their trails using the following colored symbols next to the trails at the start of a trail and on the resort mountain map.
These symbols are standard at every resort in the Pacific Northwest. Before you ride a lift during make sure you can handle the trails at the top. Some think they can improve skills by using tougher terrain, but that’s a good way to get hurt. Instead, take a lesson. Check your trail map and make sure the trail symbols off of that lift fit your ability. If you have any questions or need directions, go talk to a lift attendant or anyone in a resort uniform. “What’s the easiest way down?” “Where’s the closest groomed trail?” “What’s the capital of New Guinea?” They want you to have fun nearly as much as you do.