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IF the length of a ski hill is 1500 feet and the angle is 45 degrees at what average speed would a skier ski down the hill

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45 degree slope feels practically vertical when skiing, there are very few slopes this vertical on any in-bounds ski hill in the world. So this sounds like an academic question probably for a high school physics class? Just do the math and calculate top speed at 1/2G over 1500 feet. Just off the top of my head though, What in physics they call the guesstimate to check your work from being way off, i think I could easily exceed 50 or 60 mph skiing a 45 degree chute with no turns over 1500 feet.

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    45 degree slope feels practically vertical when skiing, there are very few slopes this vertical on any in-bounds ski hill in the world. So this sounds like an academic question probably for a high school physics class? Just do the math and calculate top speed at 1/2 G over 1500 feet. Just off the top of my head though (what in physics they call the guesstimate to check your work from being way off, and you would have to include friction in air resistance) I could easily exceed 50 or 60 mph skiing a 45 degree chute with no turns over 1500 feet.

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Depends on the skis,skier,temp,wax,and skill.

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