As part of the Winter Operating Plan with the United States Forest Service,Telluride Ski Resort (TSG) sets a preseason closure date where the mountain is closed to ALL ACCESS for a variety of safety-related reasons. This year the closure period will be Monday, October 30, 2017 through Opening Day.
During the closure the ski area is closed to the public for all uses. Beginning Monday, October 30th and through the closure period, NO TRAVEL on TSG property or within USFS permitted boundary is allowed due to snowmaking equipment, snowmobiles, snowcats, Howitzer use/training, and use of explosives for avalanche mitigation work. Deadly shrapnel from live explosives can travel up to ½ mile.