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 steep glade with fairly easy access, Damn Fine Forest is often overlooked.
Sitting at the base of Avalanche Basin, Damn Fine can be accessed from the Southback gates off of Chair 6 or through the gate at the bottom of Chair 6.
For those coming from Avalanche Basin, Damn Fine offers another 300 vertical feet of steep tree skiing above Elizabeth Lake.
Watch out for tree wells.