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.
An enjoyable steep north-facing slope, you can almost always find great conditions on West Face.
When groomed, West Face offers a consistent fall line in the shade, which keeps the snow from getting too icy.
On a powder day, West Face offers fun turns.
Work the trees on either side of the groomer for more untracked snow.