Telski: Closing Day & Off-Season Access!
The following is a note about closing day and off-season access from Telluride Ski & Golf.
“We are very excited to bring back the pond skim after a two-year hiatus. Closing day is a big celebration here in Telluride. It is a great opportunity for everyone to get together and celebrate all of the hard work that went into the season,” Patrick Latcham, VP of Sales and Marketing for Telluride Ski and Golf.
The following days are spent cleaning up the mountain and preparing for spring construction and summer operations.
April 4th through April 8th, operations will be busy cleaning up the mountain, preparing for spring construction and summer operations. During this time the Resort will be closed to ALL travel for clean- up.
“April 9th, the area will open to uphill traffic, across the resort. Please be aware of unmarked hazards, and operational traffic and plowing. No avalanche mitigation, Ski Patrol, or other resort services will be available. Treat all terrain as backcountry: travel with a partner, communicate your objectives with an emergency contact, and be prepared to self-rescue,” Scott Pittenger, Director of Operations for Telluride Ski and Golf.
Summer construction preparation, particularly for the replacement of Lift 9, will require early access- road plowing and heavy construction traffic. As a result, starting in late April, there will be no access on the mountain.
“We will be sure to update everyone how and when uphill access will be affected. Look for updates on twitter, social, KOTO, and the Daily Planet” added Latcham.
Please respect all closure signage and give snowcats, snowmobiles, heavy equipment and all mountain traffic the right-of-way and plenty of space. Do not cross in front or behind a vehicle without verbal or physical (hand wave) acknowledgement.
Elk calving closure in Prospect Basin begins May 20th, which lasts through June 30th.
As always, public access on the mountain is restricted to non-motorized use only. Violations of this non-motorized policy, mountain closures, or restrictions may result in the loss future ski area use by the violating party.
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