I'm pretty confident on a Downhill bike, used to race alot in the UK and have a few alpine visits under my belt. I'm not really fazed by any of the usual runs in the alps (black, double black and all that kind of nonsense) and am happy to give them all some gas, jump the roads, doubles etc.
On the other hand I've been skiing once and now am meant to be going on holiday with a partner who has skied a lot more than me and I'm **** bricking it. I remember last time despite a full week of lessons, feeling terrified at the thought of a black run and feeling out of control even on steep red stuff.
So I suppose my question is...do any of you guys who have skied for a while find that they can get down any kind of marked pistes in the alps, without any sweat?
Is a typical alpine black run on a DH bike the equivalent of a typical black run on ski's or is the latter a much harder level of skill?