Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) 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.
Colter's is a great run on almost any day.
It has a nice, wide open upper section, then cruxes down for a couple hundred feet before opening up into the lower apron.
Head South past the Nose and Joe's from the Bridger hike.
Drop in from here all the way to the D Route gate.
This upper part can be kind of dicey around the rocks, best to stay away from them until very late in the year, or after a couple dense snow storms.
You will have a few hundred feet of good fall line skiing before it starts to narrow.
It cruxes down to about 15ft wide a t the tightest, but you can usually make nice consistent hop turns the whole way.
After the crux, it soon meets up with the run outs of Green Jeans and Nun's- look up to avoid anyone coming down from above.
The rest of the run is wide open turns on a large apron.
The upper and middle parts of Colter's will almost always have high quality snow but the apron can get sun affected, so ski accordingly.