Thursday, July 23, 2020

CDOT Avalanche System - Professor

This summer CDOT is installing a remote avalanche mitigation system on The Professor. With this system, avalanche work can be initiated remotely. No more waiting for a helicopter or military hardware during busy, snowy avalanche periods.  The objective is to remove many of the obstacles from remote avalanche work and have a more effective and efficient system.

This afternoon a huge Chinook helicopter landed at The Basin. In the morning, it will be flying all the new gear (on left side of photo) to the top of The Professor.

Also tomorrow morning, Leitner Poma will be flying concrete and other gear for Pali Lift.