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 steep hidden glade, Lucky Shot Chutes offers a nice alternative to the third face of Lucky Shot.
There are two chutes, each one steepest at the top.
Enter at the top of the knoll beyond Little Portillo.
The chute on the right offers an open run to the bottom of Bear Pits.
Exit via the cat track above the creek.
The left chute turns into a glade.
It is possible to exit through the trees on the left to hit the lower part of Lucky Shot.