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National Safety Awareness Week

At Vail Resorts safety is their top priority and as a result their safety team has grown tremendously in the past 50 years since they originally opened in 1962 with a dozen or less ski patrollers. For the past 12 years, Vail has been recognized by the National Ski areas association for their amazing on mountain safety programs. Check out the schedule below for the rest of the week and see demonstrations on some of these safety procedures being put to the test.

Beavercreek’s moto of “BC Be Safe”

Vail’s moto “Play it safe, Play all season”

Vail Ski Patrol on the Mountain

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Henry Vail’s Ski Patrol Dog

Events Scheduled Through Sunday Jan. 27, 2013

Thursday:

11am- Safety tips from the Ski and Snowboard School. Meet outside the 10th at Mid-Vail

11am to 3pm-Binding checks and helmet fittings with Vail Sports. Meet at Henry’s Hut at the top of the Mountaintop Express Lift (Chair 4).

Friday:

11am- Avalanche safety introduction with Vail Ski Patrol. Meet at Henry’s Hut at the top of the Mountaintop Express Lift (Chair 4) and High Noon Express Lift (Chair 5)

11am-3pm- “Smart Style” with the Vail Ski and Snowboard School: Join freestyle instructors from the Vail Ski and Snowboard School as they review the importance of the “Smart Style” Terrain Park Safety Initiative in the Bwana and Golden Peak Terrain Parks.

10am-1pm- Tips from knee and body health from physical therapists at Axis Sports Medicine at Mid-Vail

Saturday:

10am-1pm-Chaos Canyon Children’s Safety Scavenger Hunt: Join Vail Mountain Safety staff in Chaos Canyon for a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Little rippers must answer a series of questions before receiving a small prize at the conclusion of the hunt.

10am-1pm- Tips from knee and body health from physical therapists at Axis Sports Medicine at Mid-Vail

Sunday:

10am-1pm-Chaos Canyon Children’s Safety Scavenger Hunt: Join Vail Mountain Safety staff in Chaos Canyon for a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Little rippers must answer a series of questions before receiving a small prize at the conclusion of the hunt.

10am-1pm- Tips from knee and body health from physical therapists at Axis Sports Medicine at Mid-Vail

Call Mountain Safety personnel for more information on daily activities at 970-754-4610

Vail Village Product Sales Office Joins in on the Safety Week fun with decorations around the office