Great off piste turns possible down either side of a ridge

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

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.

Description

Follow the Fis (15b) piste past the reservoir and then take a right off the piste going along the top of a ridge line.

From here you can either drop in down towards the Fis run off cornices that can be up to 10 feet high before a short few turns and back onto the Fis run.

Alternatively continue along the ridge line before bearing right which opens up a long face down to the Bietenhorn red run, or go over the nose of the ridge and down a steeper pitch to where the Bietenhorn and Fis runs merge.

The top of the ridge gives arguably the best view of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau in the area so it's worth stopping for a photo.

This route is great following fresh snow and maybe worth heading straight to instead of staying in the Engetal because it can be quickly affected by sunshine especially later in the season, so watch out as it can become crusty.