A narrow chute shaped like a heart surrounded by large volcanic walls that funnel into a large cliff.

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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

Located at the Summit of The Sisters just past Once is Enough, is one of the toughest lines at Kirkwood.

A narrow chute shaped like a heart surrounded by large volcanic walls that funnel into a large cliff.

Usually requires one or two turns, then a small cliff jump ‘into the heart’ and then making turns above the cliff exit.

Best is to wait until big snowpack years.