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 section is just below the chair, adding an element of showmanship to this short open face.
Two rock bands run horizontally across this steep face.
The challenge here is during low snow conditions when the apron below these drops is strewn with rocks.
As the snow fills in, this slope becomes easier to navigate.
The far left side is mostly rock-free and doesn't require a drop off a cliff.
This is where the majority of people go.
Watch for low chairs at the top of this steep section, which is Tower 10.
Choose right or left of the chairline here, as the rope line below separates the two.
Below the second rock band, the slope opens up again.
Watch for open water in the gully below.
This is a creek, and it takes a good amount of snow before it is filled in.
When in doubt stay on the skier's left high-side of the creek.
This is the lower section of Northway Run and can be groomed once there's enough snow.
Follow this run to the bottom of the lift for another lap.
Note that once through the gates to Northway, cliffs and other hazards are not marked.
This is avalanche prone terrain.
Carry the proper equipment and ski/ride with a partner.