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.
A short steep glade, Dick's Face is accessed from Double Black Diamond Terrain.
This run was named for former patroller and long-time local Dick Reininger.
For non-experts looking for a challenge, follow Exterminator Ridge past Snag Chutes and Neanderthal.
Dick's Face is the "nose" at the end of the ridge.
It is steep at the top, but opens into well-spaced trees.
This glade often holds fresh snow longer than its neighbors.
This slope is avalanche prone, and even a small slough can push a skier/rider into a tree well.
Ski/ride with a partner.