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 short backcountry bowl that is littered with cliffs to jump and short chutes to ski.
A short skin or boot pack from the bottom of the bowl to the ridge makes for quick laps before skiing back into Catherine's.
Popular area - expect to see many people jumping cliffs.
Although short, the chutes do slide and there are hazards present.