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.
Left Goat Chute is rarely skied.
It is an intimidating couloir, requiring careful navigation to enter above a steep couloir that quickly narrows down.
From the main Goat Chute traverse left along the ridge that borders the lefthand side of the main chute.
The face to your left is steep.
On good years, it's possible to ski this face back towards the main chute.
Usually this option isn't available.
Find an opening in the trees to the skier's left.
The upper part of this chute is quite narrow.
Jump off the ridge here into the couloir.
Usually this is a ten foot drop.
Be sure to stick your landing as it continues steep and narrow below.
The chute sweeps west, narrows and then turns north.
It remains narrow here and consistently steep.
Below the chute, the glade is wide open and offers great turns.
Ski/ride down to the summer return trail, turn right and head to Lower Northway parking lot where you hopefully left a shuttle vehicle.
Otherwise, walk up the unplowed road to the access road and hitch a ride back to the base area.
This is true backcountry.
This slope avalanches regularly.
Ski/ride with a partner and always carry the proper avalanche gear.
Note that partway down this chute, another entrance to skiers left meets up with the main couloir.
Note that this entrance to this alternate entrance requires a rappel to access.
This other chute is rarely skied.