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.
For those old timers who want a short hike to amazing face shots, hike or skin up 1000ft.
from the top of Grouse and look for 3-4 drop-in points.
These East facing sun shots will grant you luscious powder, sun, and spectacular views.
Wear your Depends and drink some Ensure as you might pee your pants from excitement.
This run dumps into some tight trees and a gnarly creek that can be more dangerous than the upper steeps.
Riders (especially snowboarders) can get stuck in parts of the creekbed with lots of tree obstacles.
Ski with a buddy here.