Analysing terrain data
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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.
Just like the Conoco Chute, this line is better accessed, and scouted from the bottom.
You can access it from above on the Summit of Peak 5, but it will be a complicated mountaineering route.
Due to wind patterns and snowfall history, the top half of the line is usually wind scoured making it much easier to access from the bottom.
Although this line is easy to scout from Copper Mountain, it is not as popular as the SKY Chutes.
A great option, and easy skin from the bottom to access some great skiing.
Also a great option as a challenging mountaineering route to summit Peak 4, and to get to know the Tenmile Range.