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.
From the lowest backcountry gate on the skier’s righthand side of the mountain (along Rendezvous Trail just past Bivouac), descend through a sparsely treed face before being funneled into a long chute.
This run is a quick sneak into the bottom of Rock Springs Canyon, and in the right conditions makes for a quick and easy lap.
So Why Not? Well, for starters stray too far to the skier’s right, and you’ll find the top edge of Rock Springs Buttress.
Rock Springs Buttress is a massive cliff wall ranging around 500 feet tall.
It is easy to be lured into fresh tracks, but in this case be very careful wandering too far right.
Stick to the chute and you’ll be much happier.
As you exit the chute, you’ll find yourself dumped into Rock Springs Canyon, where you can hop onto the traverse back to the Resort.