Analysing terrain data
Penny Dawgs is a broad open face that spills over a series of couloirs ending in another broad face.
Named for early patrollers Penny Eul and John Dawg, this slope is challenging for any skier or rider.
The upper section starts in a wide glade, which quickly dissipates and opens to a not-too-steep face.
The fun gets going when the slope steepens.
A rock band transects the slope midway down.
For the easiest passage, head far skiers right.
Otherwise, there are several lines over and through these cliffs and chutes.
During low snow conditions, a rope line runs horizontally across the slope.
Do not duck this rope.
When the conditions are right, openings can be found in the rope, directing you to the skiable chutes.
Penny Dawgs is not steep enough to simply huck off these cliffs.
The rocky aprons below the launch points are not always filled in.
When they are, this slope can be fun.
Otherwise its more of a crap shoot.
It is easy to check the status of these lines from the chairlift before committing.
When the conditions are right, the chutes can be fun, offering some nice air and a chance to show up under the chair.
Watch out for traverse tracks below the cliffs coming in from the right.
Once below the cliffs, you have a few options.
Continue straight down through a wide glade to Northway Run.
Otherwise, traverse left under the lift to Tower 10 Cliffs.
Follow this to Northway Run.
Continue down Northway Run to the bottom of the chair for another lap.
Note that once through the gates to Northway, cliffs and other hazards are not marked.
This is avalanche prone terrain.
Carry the proper equipment and ski/ride with a partner.