A long run down a slide-path


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.


Stanley Slide Path is exactly that - a long, prominent slide path from the false summit of Stanley Mountain.

Since it crosses the road twice, the CO Dept of Transportation often bombs the route and has even installed a Gazex system at the top. If you're considering skiing this route, be very very careful.

This route is obviously avalanche prone.

Also, much of the time, when there isn't dangerous snow on Stanley Slide Path it is snowless on the lower portion.

This is largely due to it's southern aspect.

Generally the best time to ski Stanley Slide Path is in the spring during a corn cycle.