It is still late winter in our part of the world. As an avid snowboarder and a novelist, this sign at the edge of the ski area is one that reflects my feelings when I’m working on a book, especially at the outset. This sign marks the limit of where the the terrain is controlled for avalanches and where rescues will be attempted. After this, you’re on your own.
The run just in-bounds of this is called “The Sign Line.” Beyond it, where the path leads, is called “Heavenly Valley.”