Shot in pre-pandemic times, the video below captures the excitement of a crowd as they watch two massive intentionally triggered avalanches take place above picturesque Telluride, Colorado.
Set in the rugged San Juan Mountains, the town of Telluride is known for the peaks and cliffs that rise high above local streets and buildings. In order to mitigate avalanche risk in the area, slides are triggered on purpose so that they occur in a safer and more predictable manner.
In the video below, two slides are triggered via bombs dropped from a helicopter on Ajax Peak, highly visibly from the downtown streets below.
This 2017 video captures the power of Mother Nature and shows why it's crucial to take avalanche safety very seriously while adventuring around Colorado.