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.
A long steep couloir that opens onto a face, Shaker's Right is off the beaten path.
Due to trees that shield it from sun and wind, this hidden chute/face often holds snow longer than its neighbor Niagaras.
Enjoy this 1200 vertical foot run that offers a little bit of everything for the expert.
The upper section starts out as a glade, but quickly steepens as it drops over a rock band.
Here, the run narrows to a couloir before opening again below this rock band.
Continue through rolling treed slopes to a steep face (known as Mike's Face) just above I-5.
Snowboarders might consider continuing down to the parking lot and taking the shuttle back to base.
Otherwise, enter the trees on the narrow I-5 Trail for a long traverse back to the base area.