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.
Dropping into West Bowl from West Ridge, this is some of the best gladed skiing off Peak Chair.
Christmas Trees offers a great pitch from small stunted trees to bigger established ones letting you pick and choose your line and difficulty.
Although a popular route which gets tracked quite quickly on a powder day, there are still goods to be found in here and even when the snow's not fresh it's still a fun line to ski! The further right you go, the bigger, tighter and steeper the trees get - there are also some cliffs in the depths of the far right trees too.
Beware in the second half of the winter of avalanche debris in the bottom of West Bowl.