The things you ski on (not skis)
Pistes - Pronounced 'pea-st', these are the defined areas of the mountains you ski or snowboard on. Also known as slopes, they're are made flat every evening so you ski on nice smooth snow.
Nursery slopes/green runs - These are the most gentle slopes on the mountain and designed for first time skiers and snowboarders. They’re very wide and very safe, ideal for learning on.
Blue runs - These are for beginners and improvers looking for a slightly steeper slope to push their skills.
Red runs - Reds are intermediate slopes ideal for good skiers and boarders looking for more of a challenge.
Black runs - The most difficult and steepest slopes on the mountain. These are for experts only.
Off-piste skiing - For experts only, going off-piste involves skiing outside the marked pistes and trails on unprepared slopes and can be hazardous.