The difficulty provides an indication of the technical difficulty of the route or piste. It does not indicate the skill level of any approach. We provide a general indication of the difficulty in good conditions but you should appreciate that event a moderate route can become quite serious in bad conditions. We have used the same grading scale used in the well-known VAMOS guides for familiarity.
EASY (wide gentle slopes).
MODERATE (slopes a little steeper of up to 25 degrees).
DIFFICULT (serious gradient of 30/35 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists).
V. DIFFICULT (steep skiing – 40/45 degrees requiring extremely good technique – the risk of falling has serious consequence).
EXTREME (extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees – reserved for experts and professionals).