A far out there and hike for extreme steeps


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.


This one is for the bold.


Sniktau is best accessed from the top of the Loveland Pass road and will require a long hike along the northwest ridgeline.

A shear steep face makes up the first six hundred feet before slightly mellowing into the treeline gully below.

Follow the gully back to exit 220 where you hopefully have a ride waiting.