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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Water Line Issue Results in Mudslide on Telluride Ski Resort

Water Line Issue Results in Mudslide on Telluride Ski Resort

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Water Line Issue Results in Mudslide on Telluride Ski Resort

Lift 7 area impacted, Telluride Ski Resort addressing damage & clean up

(September 8, 2023) – Telluride, CO --- The Town of Telluride and Telluride Marshal’s Department are aware of a Telluride Ski Resort water line break above Stumper near Lift 7. The line break occurred around 10:30 pm last night, Thursday, September 8, resulting in a mudslide and rockfall incident, which caused property damage to several residences at the Lift 7 base area. 

The Telluride Marshal’s Department, Telluride Public Works, and Telluride Fire Protection District responded to the scene to evaluate the damage and will continue to work closely with Telluride Ski Resort to assess damage and mitigate future risk. 

For questions regarding the incident, please contact Telluride Ski Resort by emailing

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Communications Manager 
Lindsey Mills
Cell: (303) 319-6448

A former Victorian mining town in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Telluride was incorporated in 1977 as a home-rule municipality. Set in a box canyon amid forested peaks at the base of the popular Telluride ski-and-golf resort, the town’s historic district houses landmarks like the Sheridan Opera House, a performing arts venue originally built in 1913, and the Telluride Historical Museum, which showcases local history in a converted hospital built in 1896. For more information, please visit us online at

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