2 Guests Triggered Large Avalanche at Telluride Ski Area, CO, After Ducking Rope into Closed Area

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Two guests triggered a large avalanche on a closed run at Telluride Ski Area, CO. Credit: Resort Facebook

Two guests ducked a rope to ski a closed run (upper North Chute) at Telluride Ski Resort, CO, on Monday, triggering a large avalanche.

According to a social post from the resort, the slide was large enough to bury and kill.

Patrol swept the area, cleared debris, and luckily no one was buried or hurt.

8″ of snow had fallen overnight, on top of 19″ the previous five days.

Respect all signage to keep yourself and others safe. Closed means CLOSED.

Telluride has seen 98″ of snow this season and has a 36″ base.

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Location of the large avalanche.

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