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.
Slushman's Ravine is one of the most popular runs at Schlasman's.
It gets hit pretty hard most days.
It can hold choppy pow, but usually doesn't get bumped out.
The snow stays mostly cold, and get even get nicely wind buffed.
The upper parts get sluffed out by ski patrol, and some of these slides can make it all the way through the top crux.
Hike North from the top of Schlasman's until the ridge drops down.
Drop in anywhere from here to the trees on the South facing side.
You'll get many awesome open turns.
There are some nice features on the skier's right that you can get some air on.
You'll eventually hit the crux of the run down where Trolley comes in.
It is a decently wide chute with a small air at the top, then a 100ft alley to another air.
Late in the season, these can both fill in, but early on you should be ready for them.
You can traverse out of the second air by heading just right at the takeoff.
You'll then be at the top of the Lower Ravine where Diagonal and many other runs meet.