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.
Chute 1 at the top is the most technical of the Chutes.
It will usually have a few rocks peppered throughout the upper open section, then remains rocky as it narrows down through a quick rock chute.
This zone may not have an easy way through all season.
Once you do get through the upper sections, you'll cross the Skier's Traverse down into a wide alley between tree glades.
There are a few really good options for air in this gut, as well as nice mellow open turns.
Chute 1 skis down into Steamroller, or you can go slightly right to get into the Dick's area.
Chute 1 doesn't get hit by the sun too badly, with the exception of the zone just off the ridge.
Its a great fall line run on any pow day.