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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.
The entrance to this short, narrow chute is guarded by a leaning tree.
Quite narrow at the top even without the tree, the entrance requires a vertical drop into the chute which varies in height based on snow depth.
The chute drops sharply onto an open face below.
This chute is rarely skied, but can offer some fun access to the unpopular glade below.
Enter mature timber, watching out for tree wells.
Follow the gradient back to the groomed outrun.