This wide backcountry chute offers consistent snow and pitch

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

Exposure

Exposure

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.

Medium Exposure (E2)As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

Sitting above Upper Henskin Lake, Gunbarrel makes for a fun, steep pitch.

Approach by skinning up from the top of Quicksilver lift or by traversing from Three Way Exit Chute.

Wide enough to bank turns off the sides, this chute is less intimidating than Dogleg and opens up to the bottom without cliffs.

The entrance is the steepest part but watch for loaded snow; avalanches are common.

This is true backcountry.

Carry proper equipment and always ski or ride with a partner.