Illegally entering closed terrain, aka poaching, will not be tolerated and will result in the revoking of mountain access for the following 3 years. Once an area on the mountain is deemed suitable for public use by the ski patrol, that area will then be opened. Bottom line, if the closed sign is up on the Chute entry gate, stay out & stay alive Avalanche Control in the Chutes Since the early 1970’s, Mt. Rose has performed avalanche-control work in the Chutes as well as other avalanche-prone paths on the Mt. Rose Hwy under an agreement with the Nevada Department of Transportation. Although the possibility of an avalanche in extreme terrain such as the Chutes can never be entirely eliminated, the extensive knowledge gained from this thirty-year tenure is key in preventing major snow slides. Blasting essentially helps to minimize danger by forcing small slides before they have the chance to grow into hazardous build-ups. Adding the technology of the Avalauncher to the arsenal of existing control measures dramatically reduces the risk of unpredictable slides. Skier traffic into the area will further stabilize these slopes by providing strength to the snow pack through compaction. RECCO® Avalanche System Developed for avalanche rescue, the RECCO® Rescue System is used by more than 800 rescue organizations worldwide to find buried avalanche victims. Rescue teams embrace the RECCO® System because the technology makes searching significantly faster, which saves time, and time is the enemy of the buried victim. The two-part system consists of a RECCO® detector used by organized rescue groups and RECCO® reflectors that are integrated into outerwear, helmets, protection gear and boots from hundreds of top outdoor brands. The reflector is permanently attached, requires no training and no batteries to function. It is always “on” and ready. RECCO® reflectors do not prevent avalanches nor do they guarantee location or survival in the event of a burial, but they enable organized rescue teams to pinpoint the person’s precise location. For more information visit http://www.recco.com/about Need an avalanche training class? Click here for more info.