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.
If you are heading down Cinch from Spruce Saddle Lodge on a powder day and have an itch to ski some trees before the base, head towards Ripperaroo Retreat (a Kids Zone).
Just before this kids retreat, veer right into the Aspens and ski an adult retreat of low-grade glades down to the Rose Bowl lift line.
You will have to avoid some tree clusters and gully features at the bottom.
But you won’t regret the top section.
This southern facing slope gets sticky with sun!