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What is a couloir?

A couloir (a French word meaning "passage" or "corridor"), is a narrow gully with a steep gradient in a mountainous terrain. While in the United States such terrain features are uncommon on ski resorts, they are more common in Europe. Couloirs are frequently considered an off-piste trail and as such are not marked on ski piste maps. Some exceptions to this include the Grand Couloir in Courchevel, France which has historically variable classifications, but is now graded as a black run under French piste difficulty grading.

Where Are Moguls?

Moguls are created when a piste is left ungroomed and skiers and boarders making turns through the powder cut up the run. The turns cut grooves into the run and the accumulation of grooves turns into "bumps" that are known as moguls.

What Is Champagne Powder?

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