Telluride Ski Patrol to hold Howitzer training Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4

Telluride Ski Patrol and the US Forest Service will begin mandatory annual LIVE FIRE howitzer training this Thursday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 4.

Telluride Ski Resort is CLOSED to ALL public access, so please do not plan any recreation around the resort, including hiking, biking, skiing or hunting.

Expect to hear live firings of the avalanche mitigation cannon from the ski resort. Telluride Ski Patrol operates two howitzers to assist the Snow Safety Team in the mitigation of avalanche danger.

It is critically important to note that howitzer shrapnel can be deadly as far as 1,500 feet away from the point of impact. Warning signs will be placed around the resort at key locations to serve as reminders.

Please continue to stay off the Resort as the Operations teams train and work to get the Mountain ready for Opening Day!

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