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 Drain is a steeper face that is broken up by small trees islands.
It hardly ever gets sun baked because of its aspect and holds great snow for weeks after a storm.
It gets wind buffed regularly and can be a real treat when the rest of the mountain is skied out.
It is very straightforward, and you can see it all from the top of the Schlasman's chair.
Hike out South and ski Bathtub or Bitter Sweet, then turn left.
You can also traverse all the way South across Mundy's to get the bottom half of The Drain.