Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of 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): Certain death in the case of a fall.
This steep narrow couloir is for experts only.
The upper section of this run is bordered by a steep rocky buttress on the right and thick timber on the left.
Some access from the left, sneaking into the couloir below the upper section.
It is also possible to ski the steep right buttress on the right between Shaker's Left and Shaker's Right.
Watch for rocks here and sections requiring mandatory air.
To ski the Shaker's Left Chute itself from the top, wiggle through the trees.
Depending on snow level, you may be required to drop a short distance and straight-line through the upper section.
This upper part is often ignored.
Below the narrowest funnel, Shaker's Left opens up to an open face with great skiing.
The snow here is often deeper than in Niagaras.
This slope avalanches regularly and is off the beaten path.
Below the steep face, follow undulating treed slopes to Mike's Face, the last steep section above I-5.
Follow the trail through the long traverse back to base area.
Alternately, head down below the scree field to the right of Mike's Face to the parking lot and catch the shuttle back (it runs on busy days and weekends) to the base area.