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.
This steep apron requires mandatory air.
Rarely skied or snowboarded, this slope is mainly used in free ride competitions.
Work the ridge above Shank Chutes, sticking to the skiers right side as the ridge opens into the rocky apron/cliff.
Watch for trees and cliffs.
Just as the ridge starts to open, stay slightly right.
You're looking for the line that will head left back towards the bottom of Pinball Chute.
Look for a small indention in the slope and a good launching point.
This line is defined by an opening in the sparse trees.
The upper section is uber steep and requires mandatory air.
It is possible to hop turn a little on the way down.
Most competitors hit it once or twice and look for another launch point for more air on the lower part.