6 - 7
FATMAP difficulty grade
Beautiful tour with some nice mellow turns down towards Mount Smutwood-Birdwood drainage.
Also some decent turns in the Mount Smuts basin, but they are short.
But you don't do this one for the turn, rather the views and the adventure.
The most hazardous part of this tour is the climb up Birdwood Pass, where you are exposed to a decent sized avalanche slope off Mount Birdwood.
After this, most avalanche terrain can be managed reasonably well.
Highly recommend this one if you don't mind putting in some longer distance on some-what flat sections.