New ‘EX’ signs go up on steep Colorado ski runs |

New ‘EX’ signs go up on steep Colorado ski runs

VAIL – Some of Colorado’s toughest ski runs now bear a new warning sign, twin black diamonds with an “E” and an “X” inside them to designate extreme terrain.The signs denote a run with slopes of at least 50 degrees and cliffs at least 20 feet high. They were mandated by the Legislature last year when it revised the Colorado Skier Safety Act.With its specific requirements, the EX designation will be uniform statewide. The new signs are the first official change in Colorado ski-trail designation since the green, blue and black system was introduced in the 1960s.

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