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.
In order to reach the Drops area you need to make it 3/4 of the way up to the peak of Sawtooth Ridge.
Once you reach this point you will see a wide open couloir (not an extremely difficult couloir) that has a few drops in a row that are very fun to challenge yourself on.
The more vertical feet you cover the less trees there are but once you start to ski down and hit all the drops you will find yourself in heavily wooded tree skiing again.