Originally Posted by dirtbagkayaker
First off, sweet video and supper neat kid.
But its not like he is actually skiing the run. Its more like he is sliding the run. I'd say your solid green circle kid is in over his head on that run and pushing his limits. Kinda like a solid class 1 kayaker running a class 3 rapid. Slow and lead by very close capable skilled supervision. The right way to advance.
Yeah, I agree she was pushing her limits. My point was, if someone says they are a double black diamond skier, that may only mean they are as good as a five year old. Just getting down an "Experts Only" run does not mean you are an expert. Most double black diamonds are certainly not "Expert Only" terrain, especially in Summit County.
She has skied several double black diamonds (Summit County difficulty - not Crested Butte or Jackson difficulty). I take her on that terrain occasionally because she then thinks blacks and blues are easy by comparison. Its kind of like, in order to be a REALLY solid Class V boater, I think you have to occasionally do a Class V+, so that Class V looks easy by comparison.