January is Nationwide Security Month at ski resorts across America, and Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are internet hosting unique safety-relevant packages and pursuits all month lengthy to raise awareness and show the numerous techniques visitors can keep safe on the slopes every single day.
All through January, resorts are operating to educate guests about on-mountain safety and responsibilities. Activities at the resorts incorporate a wide array of hands-on demonstrations by ski patrol this kind of as bringing guests on patrol sweeps at the finish of the day, demonstrating education workout routines, and many a lot more interactive security experiences. Moreover, some resorts’ extremely-skilled avalanche dogs will show off their remarkable capabilities in avalanche response simulations, an annual preferred for visitors.
Skiing and snowboarding safely is essential all all through the season. From sporting proper gear and equipment and using a helmet to riding under control and inside one’s skills, safety is important to obtaining a excellent day on the mountain. All skiers and snowboarders need to know and abide by the Your Duty Code, which is listed beneath:
Your Obligation Code
- Always keep in manage, and be in a position to end or keep away from other folks or objects.
- People ahead of you have the correct of way. It is your accountability to avoid them.
- You have to not cease where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from over.
- Each time starting up downhill or merging into a trail, appear uphill and yield to other individuals.
- Always use units to assist prevent runaway gear.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed locations.
- Prior to making use of any lift, you must have the information and capability to load, trip and unload safely.
Under is a summary of Nationwide Safety Month activities at CSCUSA member resorts.
Skier Safety Village, January 17-18, 2015
Guests at Arapahoe Basin can learn about the Skier Accountability Code with an interactive puzzle search that takes them on the mountain to observe and discover about important points of the Code. Participating visitors who carry the completed puzzle back to the Safety Village earn a prize. In addition, guests can meet the Arapahoe Basin Avalanche Dogs in the Safety Village and have cake although finding out much more about how they can stay secure on the mountain. For far more info on the Security Village, check out www.arapahoebasin.com.
Added Safety Village applications at Arapahoe Basin include:
ThinkFirst Helmet Initiative
Representatives from Centura Health’s Consider First plan will be speaking about the importance of helmets and will have one hundred on-hand to give away. Donations are happily accepted.
Summit County Search and Rescue Group
The Summit County Search and Rescue Group will be in the Security Village with one particular of their rescue trucks.
Component of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Modify Your Peak Drive campaign, Operation TireSafe encourages motorists to examine their tire tread and make confident their tires are winter ready. Representatives from ColoradoLand Tire and Support will be in the Safety Village delivering data about tire security and conducting voluntary checks to allow men and women know if their tires are risk-free for mountain travel.
National Safety Month has officially kicked-off at Aspen Snowmass featuring a regular monthly schedule that rotates in between all 4 mountains. Aspen Highlands starts the security extravaganza January 4-eleven followed by Buttermilk January 11-17 and Snowmass January 18-25 with Aspen Mountain rounding out the month January 25-31. Each mountain will showcase security at the resorts via an array of on-mountain demonstrations, contests, prizes, kid’s safety parties and far more.
Safety Demonstrations at Aspen Highlands
Throughout the week of January 4-eleven at Aspen Highlands, every day will contain either a demonstration this kind of as an avalanche puppy executing a practice rescue or a rescue products presentation, as effectively as a patrol ski about and discover to self-rescue strategies such as ‘slide for life’ recovery. Each exercise will consider area everyday all through the week at eleven a.m. with participants and on-lookers meeting at the mid-mountain guest providers cabin situated subsequent to the Merry-Go-Round restaurant.
Enjoyable Safety Pursuits for Kids at Buttermilk
Buttermilk will kick-off their security week January 11-17 with enjoyable actions this kind of as helmet decorating, patrol barbecue such as a meet-and-greet with the new avalanche puppy named Zara, tours inside a snowcat, s’mores safety après ski kid’s party, safety poster contest, first tracks with a ski professional, binding checks at Four mountain Sports activities and the game ‘Wheel of Safety.’
Safety Applications at Snowmass
Snowmass requires the lead for Safety Month January 18-25 with every single department presenting day-to-day activities and demonstrations at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola. Departments such as Ski School, lift maintenance, snowcat groomers and lift operations will cover every thing from how to securely unload and load a chairlift, how the lifts work, avalanche canine demonstrations, skier obligation code, how to steer clear of a collision and a lot more.
Safety Themes of the Day at Aspen Mountain
Rounding out security month January 25-31, Aspen Mountain will feature a theme of day from ‘always stay in control’ to ‘stop in protected place’ with coinciding every day occasions such as a safety tent at the leading of the Silver Queen Gondola, Patrol Beacon Park and avalanche puppy demonstrations. The Beacon Park will be situated just east of the security tent granting visitors the opportunity to practice securely with beacons everyday from eleven a.m.-one p.m. Also, patrol will be on hand each and every day at the safety tent to answer questions, pass-out stickers, showcase safety resources and hand out totally free scorching canines to those who participate in the security plan and educational possibilities.
For additional Aspen Snowmass Security Month data as nicely as thorough schedule of occasions for all four mountains pay a visit to www.aspensnowmass.com/the-electrical power-of-four/safety-and-accountability/security-month.
Copper Mountain Resort
Security Fest Celebration, January 17-19
In the course of Copper’s Security Fest, Burning Stones Plaza turns into Safety Village with tents featuring National Ski Patrol signing up guests for mountain sweeps, Summit County Rescue Group providing backcountry awareness and beacon education, Copper Mountain Ski Patrol Avalanche Dogs demonstrating how dogs are trained and far more. Visitors who check out all Security Village vendors are entered in the every day raffle, the place prizes incorporate helmets, lift tickets, season passes and a lot more. In addition, a Flight for Life helicopter will land on Saturday, January 17, at ten:00a.m. at Patrol Headquarters, located at the top of the Excelerator and Super Bee chairlifts.
New this yr, Security Fest will include a Kid’s Avalanche Class. This 15 minute class will consider place each and every day at ten:30a.m. in Burning Stones Plaza. For more details on Security Fest, pay a visit to www.coppercolorado.com.
“Caught Currently being Safe”
Throughout the month of January, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is rewarding its guests’ very good security conduct. When visitors are “Caught Currently being Safe” by a resort Safety Committee Member, they might obtain a $ ten resort present card as a symbol of the resort’s appreciation for skiing and snowboarding securely.
CBMR’s popular avalanche puppy and beacon demos will be presented by the Crested Butte Ski Patrol on January three, 10, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 1:00pm in the Base Location in between the Red Lady Express and Silver Queen lifts. An additional preferred, “Touch a Truck,” presented by the Crested Butte Fire Division, will be held on January 17 and 24 from 9:00am – noon in the base area. For far more Security Month data, including the complete schedule of events, visit Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s security internet site www.safeslopes.com.
Safety Month Weekend, January 17-19
Loveland is celebrating national security month on the weekend of January 17-19 with events and pursuits including:
- A safety tent set up at the base area informing guests on the skier security code, terrain park etiquette, sun security, hydration, snow and avalanche security and other topics.
- Loveland ski patrol will have patrol dogs on hand to show avalanche rescue techniques, perform beacon demonstrations and talk about avalanche awareness and tree effectively security.
- The Loveland Mascot, LG, will be quizzing little ones on the skier safety code and handing out prizes for individuals that can recite the whole code.
- Resort personnel will have water and sun display on hand to assist folks stay protected and have enjoyable on the mountain.
- The Sport Shop will also be providing discount rates on helmets and the Ski & Ride College will offer you totally free helmets with any kids lesson package deal.
For much more details, go to www.skiloveland.com.
Steamboat Ski Resort
SlopeWise at Steamboat
Steamboat’s SlopeWise strategic initiative focuses on secure and responsible skiing and riding by means of awareness, training and consequences for unsafe carry out on the mountain. The resort unveiled its SlopeWise plan to amazing help from all levels of the resort and community. The program has gained significant momentum and continues to dramatically form safe skiing and riding at Steamboat. For much more data, check out www.steamboat.com/the-mountain/security-and-duty.aspx.
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Security Month Awareness
For Nationwide Safety Month, Sunlight will submit Lids on Little ones, Wise Fashion and Know the Code posters all around the base location of the mountain, at the top of the mountain and in the Meier Skis Park location. Ski and Ride safety will be promoted at the ticket office and will be very visible in the terrain park to hold guests risk-free on the mountain. Sunlight will also have volunteers in lift lines with security data to hand out and will be offered to solution any inquiries guests may have. For a lot more details, visit www.sunlightmtn.com.
Safety Month Poster Contest
Wolf Creek Ski Spot will organize a poster contest for the three,a hundred young children who participate in our School Program to promote awareness and understanding of the “Responsibility Code”. College students of all ages and grades are able to submit their poster for the competitors. Posters need to illustrate 1 or much more facets of the Skier Security Code. Once posters are submitted, they will be displayed in Base Camp. Base Camp is the hub of our school groups program. Visitors and Wolf Creek workers will then vote on the posters and the top four posters are awarded prizes.
In addition, Wolf Creek is in its third season of providing Season Pass holders with a Colorado Outside Recreation Search and Rescue Card with the buy of their season pass. Supporting Search and Rescue is a need Wolf Creek Ski Region finds critical for skiers and snowboarders that regular Wolf Creek as well as all outdoor fans that take pleasure in the a lot of activities Colorado provides. For a lot more info, check out www.wolfcreekski.com.
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