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.
Avoid traversing below avalanche slopes; this is true backcountry.
Carry proper equipment and ski or ride with a partner.
Once you arrive at the bottom of the basin, set your skin track on the climber's left side of the bowl in the small trees, attaining the ridge before it gets too steep.
Watch for cornices along the ridge as you make your way to the top of the bowl.
Multiple lines abound, getting more challenging on the skier's right.
Early season, individual chutes are apparent, but with more snow the entire basin fills in.
Watch out for avalanches, cornices, cliffs and tree wells.