Telski: Howitzer Live Firing 11/8!!!

Telski: Howitzer Live Firing 11/8!!!

The Telluride Ski Patrol and the US Forest Service begins mandatory annual howitzer training on Friday, November 8. The Telluride Ski Resort will CLOSE PROSPECT BOWL TO ALL TRAVEL during Friday’s training, so please do not plan any recreation around the resort on Friday, including hiking, biking, skiing, or hunting.

Image, Reilly Rowan for Telski.

Beginning at approximately 9am and continuing through the day, 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. Training is expected to end by 5pm.

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.

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