It’s Not Every Day You Get to Watch an Avalanche from Main St.

File under Sh*t Coloradans Do

By The Editors
January 31, 2017 9:00 am

To stop a disaster, sometimes you have to cause one. Controlled burns by the forestry service forestall wildfires; avalanche mitigation prevents a cascading catastrophe at most major ski resorts.  And with 95 inches, Telluride recently had its largest snowfall in 40 years, which was why the mountain decided to do a preventative blast. Routine stuff in a ski town, really. What’s unusual is that at Telluride, you can see it the blasts from Colorado Avenue, aka Main Street. The small crowd that witnessed it cheered like a bunch of soccer hooligans. Enjoy.

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