Crested Butte reopens Teocalli Bowl 11 years after avalanche death |

Crested Butte reopens Teocalli Bowl 11 years after avalanche death

CRESTED BUTTE – Crested Butte ski resort reopened Teocalli Bowl Monday, more than a decade after the avalanche death of a ski patrolman forced its closure.The resort’s new owners, Tim and Diane Mueller of Triple Peaks LLC, reopened the terrain after developing an evacuation plan and two weeks of setting off explosives to control avalanche danger, the Crested Butte News reported.The 60 acres of the rolling, extreme terrain, opened in the winter of 1991-92 to guided skiing, but closed in 1993 following the death of Robert DuVal.After DuVal’s death, the resort discovered its Forest Service permit did not include the entire area. The Muellers negotiated their permits to include the terrain when they bought the resort last spring.

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