A high-risk and unfriendly face

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

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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.

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

This tempting powder face looks like the best run on the mtn, but is quite deceiving.

The face receives much sun and slides frequently, leaving a thin crust hiding a shallow rock surface just beneath.

Do this on a low avy threat pow day when the conditions are just right.

Or you can just ski the Brewbomb on the left shoulder which is safer and more fun.

Just don’t ski the right side and if you do by accident, ski left! Don’t go right into the small gulch, bad news bears for this author a while back.