Controlled Avalanche - Bombing of Ajax

Click here to view a quick slideshow showing the helicopter dropping three bombs on the west/southwest flank of Ajax Peak this past Saturday in order to kick loose an avalanche. The area had already slid twice previously this sxeason, endangering the town crew that drives the road below it to access the Bridal Veil water plant, so it was decided to control the area with bombs. We steer well clear of the box canyon and other trails/areas that sit below historical avalanche and slide areas and we suggest all of our friends do as well…you included! The actual avalanche was a full 2+ miles from where these photos were taken on Main St Telluride.