Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of 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): Certain death in the case of a fall.
When the T-Bars open but the Alpine hasn't yet, Staggerhome is a great option to check out.
Take the T-Bars, and head left off the top.
A short skate up ridge takes you to the traverse which hugs to skiers right side of the mountain.
Once this traverse opens up onto what is Ridge Run, stop.
Look to your right and there will be a rope across the entrance to Staggerhome Chute.
There will be a few rocks on your left hand side just before the rope line so that you know you're in the correct place.
Approach carefully and have a look down the main chute.
You can air in from the top on big snow days but the usual entrance is found by sliding down skiers right of the chute and dropping in to your left.
Once in the chute (if you can see anything through the face shots that will be hitting you every turn on a pow day) you can either ski top to bottom, or, cut skiers right to find a couple of 5-10ft drops to add some airtime to your run.
An alternative route from the top is once under the rope, slide down to the far skiers right of the chute, and a 5ft drop will take you into the next chute over.
This is rarely skied and if you can find it your reward should be some of the fresh tracks in here.
After the drop, continue across to the skiers right of the big rock on your left and you'll be in the spot to drop.
Be aware that snow conditions may affect the size of the drops in both these chutes.