"Bunny hill" symbol, used in America for signaling ski pistes for novices

Shawn Steele Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com
Thu May 28 16:07:11 CDT 2015

I’m wondering if it’s a regional thing, I haven’t seen it, at least in the mostly-west of North America.  An east coast thing?

From: Jim Melton [mailto:jim.melton at oracle.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:16 PM
To: Shawn Steele
Cc: verdy_p at wanadoo.fr; unicode Unicode Discussion
Subject: Re: "Bunny hill" symbol, used in America for signaling ski pistes for novices

I no longer ski, but I did so for many years, mostly (but not exclusively) in the western United States.  I never encountered, at any USA ski hill/mountain/resort, a special symbol for "bunny hills", which are typically represented by the green circle meaning "beginner".  That's anecdotal evidence at best, but my observations cover numerous skiing sites.  I have encountered such a symbol in Europe and in New Zealand, but not in the USA.  (I have not had the pleasure of skiing in Canada and am thus unable to speak about ski areas in that country.)

The double black diamond would appear to be a unique symbol worthy of encoding, simply because the only valid typographical representation (in the USA) is two single black diamonds stacked one above the other and touching at the points.

Hope this helps,

On 5/28/2015 2:04 PM, Shawn Steele wrote:
So is double black diamond a separate symbol?  Or just two of the black diamond?

And Blue-Black?

I’m drawing a blank on a specific bunny sign, in my experience those are usually just green.

Aren’t there a lot of cartography symbols for various systems that aren’t present in Unicode?

From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at unicode.org] On Behalf Of Philippe Verdy
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:47 PM
To: unicode Unicode Discussion
Subject: "Bunny hill" symbol, used in America for signaling ski pistes for novices

Is there a symbol that can represent the "Bunny hill" symbol used in North America and some other American territories with mountains, to designate the ski pistes open to novice skiers (those pistes are signaled with green signs in Europe).

I'm looking for the symbol itself, not the color, or the form of the sign.

For example blue pistes in Europe are designed with a green circle in America, but we have a symbol for the circle; red pistes in Europe are signaled by a blue square in America, but we have a symbol for the square; black pistes in Europe are signaled by a black diamond in America, but we also have such "black" diamond in Unicode.

But I can't find an equivalent to the American "Bunny hill" signal, equivalent to green pistes in Europe (this is a problem for webpages related to skiing: do we have to embed an image ?).



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