A steep open glade that shelters deep snow days after a storm

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

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

A steep, north-facing run that shelters deep snow days after a storm, this open glade runs a consistent grade and fall line from Lizard's Back Ridge to Elizabeth Lake.

The top of this run is divided by a steep tree island.

Wiggle your way through the trees on either side.

Note that the skier's left side of the run is a little steeper and eventually ends in thick trees, forcing you to work right.

The right hand line offers a top to bottom line but is often tracked out first.

Prevailing winds deposit snow here.

Watch out for avalanches, ski one at a time and keep an eye on your partner.

Access via the first Southback gate, traversing to Kirner's Cornice and hiking up the boot pack to the summit of the King.

Work your way down Lizard's Back ridge, avoiding trees and rocks.