I LOVE this picture by student artist Amelia. It shows exactly how I pictured skiing before I learned how - lots of steep terrain best left to experts only!
The steep stuff is definitely out there. But you have to work your way up to it. Trails are labeled according to how difficult they are to ski. Green trails are the easiest. They're for beginners. Blue trails are more difficult. Black diamonds are the hardest. I would definitely label the trails in this picture black diamonds. Maybe double black diamonds!
Thank you, Amelia, for your wonderful work!