Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) 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 well known tree run that is inbounds and unmarked is known by locals as “Cooper’s Cabin” is located on the Long Trail that runs through Killington Peak.
It isn’t too much of a skiing and riding trail, but it is a spot people like to say they have been to to rest, take pictures and say they did an unmarked trail at Killington that is out of bounds.
The best way to get to this location is to take the North Ridge Triple to the top and exit the left to the right.
Proceed to skier’s right and pass Powerline and then stop at the top of Ridge Run.
Before turning downhill as if to do Ridge Run, look straight ahead and you will see the yellow warning signs posted “Beware”… ski area boundary.
Chances are there will be tracks going into the trees beyond the signs.
To get to Cooper’s Cabin, follow the tracks or traverse as high as you can through the obvious spaces through the trees.
You will drift a bit downhill and that is OK since that is where Cooper’s Cabin is located.
You will pass one small structure first then come upon the cabin.
It is a Vermont landmark on the Long Trail.
To get out of the glades follow the tracks out.
You will most likely dump out on Great Northern.
Perfect advanced/expert rating for people looking for a small adventure in the woods just outside the resort boundaries that will get you back in bounds.