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 face requires two cliff jumps, hence the name Double Dog Dare.
What this rarely explored run lacks in length it makes up for in excitement.
Starting just past the last Brand X Cliff, this is essentially an extension of the same cliff band.
Here, the cliff band is striated, requiring two jumps.
The ledge between the two is just enough space for a hop turn or two.
The most straightforward line can be found in the shallow gully of the first face, avoiding the rocks that sometimes crop up on the left near the trees.
The second cliff is much easier here.
Otherwise scout this line from the chair.
Watch for trees on either side below the cliffs.
Once past the cliffs, enjoy the open glade below.
Hit Northway Run to the bottom of the chair 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.