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.
Follow Road Runner past the top of Chair 14 and around the 180 degree turn that is Hydraulic Corner.
Hop off the groomer and make your way through an open snow field and towards a group of trees.
This feature is marked with a “Cliff” sign above the takeoff.
Perfect takeoff, easy access and a decent amount of airtime make this cliff drop a favorite of many.
Rigley’s requires a decent amount of snow to cover up some rocks in the landing but after they’re gone this can be one of the more pleasurable drops on the hill.
The landing is a little flat.