The skier's right rock chute off Hidden Knoll

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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

Y Chute is the furthest skier's right chute of the XYZ chutes.

It has two primary entrances (hence the name "Y").

It has a good pitch but the whole route can easily be seen from the top, so you know what you're getting yourself into.

Towards the bottom of the rock outcroppings, on the skier's left side, the snow will sometimes fill in enough to make the outcropping jumpable.

You can find drops in the range of 10-40 feet in here depending on the snow and how fast you're willing to ski off of them.

Be aware that avalanche conditions in here can be tricky to predict since this is in an area that gets swirling winds and large temperature gradients due to the multitude of rock outcroppings.