Steep, tight, fast, North facing chute through rock walls

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) 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.

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

Jaws 1 is the longest and fastest of the Jaws Chutes.

It is arguably the most aesthetic because of the tall rock walls of the out run.

It never gets sun baked or moguled.

Jaws 1 gets skied when the conditions are good, but the out run will mostly be awesome.

Jaws 1 can get sluffed out by patrol on a powder day.

Ski down Slushman's face or lift line and head North towards Diagonal and Parallel.

The entrance will be just down and right from Parallel.

There will be a couple steep turns before a 5-15ft rock crux.

Figure out how best to get over the rocks and be ready to go fast! There is still 150ft under the top crux, so keep it together.

It's best to just make two swooping GS turns in this area, before blasting out into the apron below, and scrubbing speed there.

Be careful because people could be traversing South from Diagonal and Parallel as you come screaming out.