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Safety Month

By Samantha Kase Fri Jan 02 2015 Upcoming Events

The month of January will be dedicated to an entire month of safety! The goal of safety month every year is to educate skiers and snowboarders about being safe, and to use common sense on the slopes.
Know the Code
    Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.
  • Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting down hill or merging into a trail, look up hill and yield to others.
  • Always use devices that help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
  • The Smart Style video along with the TerrainParkSafety.org work together to emphasize the importance of safety in terrain parks across the country. Please visit the www.TerrainParkSafety.org for a comprehensive look at the Smart Style program.
      Park Smart Terrain Park Safety Program Messages:
  • START SMALL - Work your way up. Build your skills.
  • MAKE A PLAN - Every feature. Every time.
  • ALWAYS LOOK - Before you drop.
  • RESPECT - The features and other users.
  • TAKE IT EASY - Know your limits. Land on your feet.
  • For more information on skiing and riding safely, see our Mountain Safety page.
    Safety Month Schedule of Events:
      Intro to Safety Month – Gear You Need to be Safe: January 3rd & 4th
  • Wheel of Safety on Earl’s Lodge - Answer Know Before You Go trivia questions for a chance to win prizes!
  • Intro to Beacons at the Beacon Park
  • Equipment Safety Check Demonstration by Rentals - Rentals demo Sat & Sun
  • Intro Beacons at the Beacon Park 10 am - 2 pm
  • Close the Mountain with Ski Patrol 4 PM top of Needles
  • Mountain Awareness presentation with Ski Patrol 4-6pm in Earl’s Lodge
    • Avalanche Awareness: January 10th & 11th
  • Avalanche Dog Demo at Middle Bowl Triple– 10 am/2pm
  • On-mountain beacon hunt - more details to follow
  • Avalanche Awareness Class with UAC (sign up through UAC website)
  • Earl’s Plaza Booth
  • Gear 30 at Beacon Park
  • Intro to Beacons at the Beacon Park 10 am - 2 pm - participants receive a free hot chocolate card!
  • Close the Mountain with Ski Patrol 4 PM top of Needles - Needles Patrol Room
    • Know the Code, Lift Safety & Practicing SmartStyle: January 17th, 18th, & 19th (MLK Weekend)
  • Earl’s Plaza Booth – Wheel of safety - Study the Code on the gondola in case you see a patroller at the top – you might win if you know the code!
  • Meet the Avalanche Dogs top of JP & Needles
  • Strawberry Gondola - Know the Code and win prizes!
  • Terrain Park Challenge featuring SmartStyle - find a terrain park employee in any of the terrain parks, list all the SmartStyle tips and get entered into a drawing to win a new helmet from the Grizzly Retail Store.
  • Lift Tour/Lift Safety 2 PM
  • Close the Mountain with Ski Patrol 4 PM top of Needles
    • Real – Life Rescue Scenario: January 24th & 25th
  • Large Scale Rescue Scenario - Middle Bowl Cirque – Saturday (backup day Sunday, weather permitting)
  • Life Flight
  • Avalanche Dogs
  • 10:30 am - Life Flight demonstrating their long range beacon transceiver. Life Flight will then fly and return with dog teams. Guests will enter the scene from below with an additional dog team and other patrollers.
  • There will be multiple live burials as well as beacons, recco’s, and dummies to be found. Guests will be involved forming probe lines, beacon searches and digging out victims. We will have plenty of buried things to find for everyone involved to have a save. Guests wanting to participate should meet at the top of Needles by 10:00am sharp!
  • Close the Mountain with Ski Patrol 4 PM top of Needles
  • Samantha Kase

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