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.
Despite its south-easterly aspect, this slope holds its snow well into the season and gives a prolonged descent down towards Loch Avon.
Coming out of the funicular station, take the Polar Express Poma then the Ptarmigan T-Bar (if it's running) before hiking up and over the rocks on the plateau to get to the top of the line.
Click in and drop down towards the east side of Loch Avon below, following your nose to the best snow stashes and enjoying some amazing views across towards Beinn Mheadhoin.
Take care of a few stream lines that can appear in spring time and be aware that the slope steepens slightly at the bottom.
When finished, you can choose to hike back up towards the ski area or traverse along the northern edge of the loch to check out some of the amazing gullies that descend from above.
Skins not needed for the approach but they will be to get back!