Short but sweet pointer with an overhanging rock face

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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

Jaws 3D is the most skied of the Jaws Chutes.

It is quick and relatively easy, especially later in the year.

The run out of Jaws 3D stays pretty smooth.

It can get sluffed out by patrol, but will usually hold powder.

Ski down Shlushies lift line and head North just past the second rocky section, about 600ft down the face.

You'll be looking down an upper funnel that is left of a large overhanging rock face.

Get to the bottom of the funnel, where the crux is and figure out how to get through.

Early this is really gnarly, but later you may be able to ski through no problem.

Keep it together on the run out, resisting the urge to scrub out left, but heading into the wider fall line apron.