A steep gully on the Frontside

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

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.

Description

The terrain from Lucky Shot to Upper Ferk's is known as the Frontside.

Pope's Gulch is the steep gully to the skier's left of Rainier Express.

While still exposed from the chair, Pope's Gulch is partly hidden by a tree island.

In early season before it is filled in, watch for the Sunnyside Road cat track three-quarters of the way down.

Continue below this cat track for some lower angle terrain that is often mogul-filled.