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.
The Beav has many unknown sidecountry routes that feel more authentic, than say VAIL.
Perhaps the steep gradient, dense trees, and lower skier activity speaks to this.
The Stone Creek Chutes is probably the best representation of this free form variable terrain feeling that provokes the whimsical snow spirit within.
These chutes are monitored and tested by patrol.
Not quite as technical as the above chutes, the lower section affords more mild and consistent tree terrain to ramble through.
The face can get warm so hit it on colder days.
After the short steep pitch, enjoy the floating/rambling upwellings of the gully run out that wraps you around to the Rose Bowl Lift towards the bottom.