The 7th Heaven lives up to its name. Great double black runs off this chair, often the best snow conditions at Steven's. Some of the most difficult terrain is accessed via a 5 min hike up from the chair unload and then a spicy traverse.
I was behind a kid (6-7 yo) and his dad. The kid made it past the roller-coaster traverse, but the dad lost speed and slid backwards into the chute. I saw one ski close to the entry to the chute. I caught up with the kid who was waiting, told him that his father went on a different route and asked whether he was comfortable going down the now somewhat easier bumps. A few turns later we found the dad who was dusting off snow. Unscathed. I reckon he fell 80 vertical ft in crazy terrain. Good luck in bad luck...
- I'll ask about hazards (what to expect) when I am about to go for the first time on a difficult run/traverse
- I'll be sure to always carry enough speed on the traverse to not slide back