Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.
Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.
Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.
High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.
Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.
Look for T-Bird Trees near the top of the small rise on the hike past Thunderbird.
It now has a sign post on a tree.
There are two options here; to the left is trees all the way to the skirt at the bottom.
When this line is good, it's one of the best on the mountain.
The right side starts with a narrow, critical column which feeds into the trees halfway down.
This is classic Taos Ski Valley.