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.
A short steep face above Powder Bowl, Ice Cream offers far less vertical than the rest of Powder Bowl but stays untracked longer.
Access is along the west ridge of Powder Bowl.
Be careful not to duck under the Kemper's ropeline.
Kemper's is a permanently closed slope outside of the Crystal boundary.
It avalanches regularly, and can break out all the way to the ridge.
The entrance to Ice Cream is just below a buttress.
A large tree marks the right boundary.
Watch out for the cat track.
At the bottom, catch the traverse track towards Bear Pits for another 500 vertical feet.
Alternately, join the Lucky Shot groomer to the base of Rainier Express.
The only downside of riding Upper Field is that it takes two chair rides to get back to the top to do it again.