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.
First Virtue is the easiest but most skied of the Virtues.
It is only about 60ft long, but can have rocks near the top.
There is usually a woopdee where it runs out into Hidden.
First Virtue can be wide enough to wiggle turn or even hop turn down later in the year.
There is always great snow in here, it may just be skied up.
Best to be the first down it.
Hike out to Hidden, ski past the second entrance to find the First Virtue.