Ski Slope Dimensions/ Gradients

Suggested Minimum Sizes of Slopes Degrees of Fall Guidelines
Type of slope Length
(meters)
Width
(meters)
Area
(meters)
Average degrees of fall  
Main 140 20 2,800 16º Up to a maximum of 22º, down to flatness
Intermediate 80 20 1,600 14º Gentle slope for teaching & normal usage with no dramatic features
Nursery 20 30 600 12º High width to enable teaching of multiple groups
Extreme Snowpark 80 25 2,000 45º - 0º No limits!!!
Tubing Area 30 10 300 16º+ A minimum of 16 degrees with a good counterslope or braking zone
Type of slope Length
(feet)
Width
(feet)
Area
(feet)
Average degrees of fall  
Main 450 65 29,250 16º Up to a maximum of 22º, down to flatness
Intermediate 260 65 16,900 14º Gentle slope for teaching & normal usage with no dramatic features
Nursery 65 100 6,500 12º High width to enable teaching of multiple groups
Extreme Snowpark 260 80 20,800 45º - 0º No limits!!!
Tubing Area 100 33 3,300 16º+ A minimum of 16 degrees with a good counterslope or braking zone