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World's Scariest Ski Slopes

Black Hole, Smugglers’ Notch, VT

The Ride: Recommended only for skiers with a genuine taste for tree slalom, this thickly gladed run (the only triple-black-diamond trail in the eastern U.S.) requires super-fast hucking among pine trunks, branches, and stumps—at a 53-degree pitch.

Insider Trivia: Seasoned glade skiers know that the best trick for swooping between (rather than into) heavy trees is to keep your eye trained on the white spaces between them.

See our ultimate ski guide.

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