Skiing in the woods is commonly referred to as "tree skiing" by those skiers who love the exhilaration of weaving through Natureâs slalom course knowing they can lay down their own tracks going where perhaps no skier has gone before.
Tree skiing locations are noted as as glades on most ski area trail maps, and typically marked expert or Black Diamond terrain, many areas are adding more and more acres each year to this category. In fact, a few resorts are saying "if we own it you can ski it."
A word of advice for when you're skiing trees - think of skiing in glades as skiing through moguls that you canât catch an edge on and ski over. Remember what my friend the Ski Patroller says about skiing in glades: "Ski good or eat wood."