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.
This is an aesthetically pleasing, classic couloir wide enough to link turns.
The name Appliance Store refers to the size of the avalanche debris that can sometimes be found at the base of the chute.
At only 400 feet of vertical, this short couloir can be linked by a short traverse to Damn Fine Forest for a total of 800 vertical.