HOW TO SKI IT
È To reach Banana and Flatiron, expect two long traverses. “Be on the downhill side of the traverse so if you need to slow down, you can point your tips uphill,” says Herrin. The best way to ski Banana is down the gut. It can get hairy on the sides because of the small trees that line it. If you’re looking to ski a more open face, try Flatiron. It’s convex rather than concave, with widely spaced trees. The snow on skier’s left stays cool and dry longer. To get out of Banana you have to ski the Hockey Rink. If you ski Flatiron and find Hockey Rink is frozen, there’s a way out called the Luge, but it’s a challenging, tight traverse.