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 popular, short face offers great turns at the terminus of Lizard's Back Ridge, which starts at the summit of The King and separates Silver Basin and Avalanche Basin.
Access from the summit of The King, following the ridge until it fans out to a steep open face.
Watch for cornices along the ridge.
The Nose starts shallow and quickly steepens near tall trees that mark its entrance.
This slope avalanches regularly; watch out for wind-loading.
At the bottom, work your way left to Elizabeth Lake and back to Queens Run.