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.
Diagonal is the wider of a pair of North facing chutes, Diagonal and Parallel.
It holds great cold snow, but gets skied often.
There are never bumps in here, but it may be slipped out.
You may encounter rocks at the very top, especially early in the season.
Ski down the lift line or Slushman's Face to get here.
Just after the steep rocky section, head hard left to get to Diagonal.
It will be the first chute you come to.
On your exit, you can head left to under Slushman's Ravine, fall line, through a rocky treed area, or right to under Jaws 1.