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National Safety Week Kicks Off At Beaver Creek

National Safety Week Kicks Off At Beaver Creek

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posted: 01/01/2000

Beaver Creek, Colo. Jan. 11, 2005 - Beaver Creek has received overfour feet of snow in the past week. Nearly 4,000 guests will bedeputized as members of the Beaver Creek Safety Posse as the resortcelebrates National Safety Awareness Week, Jan. 15-21, 2005. Resort-wide events planned throughout the week include a mountain rescue helicopter landing, new canine rescue demonstrations and photo opportunities, avalanche workshops, a beacon contest, new trail checks with ski patrol, new Speeder runs with the resort's on-mountain safety patrol and much more.

"The popular Beaver Creek Safety Posse is back and we've got terrificprizes for kids and adults who join our safety posse and help us promote safe skiing and riding on the mountain," said Laura Dziadosz, supervisor of Beaver Creek's guest service on-mountain safety program.

Beaver Creek Safety Posse
Beaver Creek will again attempt to create the largest ski resort SafetyPosse in Colorado, deputizing nearly 4,000 adults, kids and resortemployees with custom-designed hats and badges promoting safety on themountain. Hats and badges will be distributed throughout the weekend,with a special prize drawing and group safety posse photo scheduled for2 p.m. at Red Tail Camp on Saturday and Sunday.

Eagle County Safety Alliance
In its third year, the Eagle County Safety Alliance represents apartnership between several local law enforcement and medical entities,including Avon Police, Vail Police, Eagle River Fire Protection District and Vail Valley Medical Center. The alliance works in conjunction with Beaver Creek's Yellow Jacket on-mountain safety patrol to educate mountain users on "Your Responsibility Code" and skiing and riding etiquette.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*Saturday, Jan. 15

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Safety Fair at Red Tail Camp. The third annual safety fair featuresseveral activities and displays including free snowcat rides, freebinding inspections, a speed trailer, winch cat and snowmaking displays, Eagle County Safety Alliance representatives, "Think First" helmet checks and displays, safety balloons, Safety Posse hat and badgedistribution and more. Safety Fair at Red Tail Camp. Rocky MountainSunscreen and free hot cocoa will be provided.

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Canine friends Dixie and Blu, the newest members of Beaver Creek SkiPatrol, will show off their rescue skills as they work to find a personburied under snow at Red Tail Camp. Photo opportunity with the dogs tofollow.

    1 p.m.

  • Mountain Rescue helicopter landing near Red Tail Camp. Pilots andemergency medical technicians on-site to discuss rescue procedures andhelicopter operations.

    2 p.m.

  • Beaver Creek Safety Posse group photo and prize drawing at Red TailCamp.

    *Sunday, Jan. 16
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Safety Fair at Red Tail Camp. The third annual safety fair featuresseveral activities and displays including free snowcat rides, freebinding inspections, a speed trailer, winch cat and snowmaking displays, Eagle County Safety Alliance representatives, "Think First" helmet checks and displays, safety balloons, Safety Posse hat and badgedistribution and more. Safety Fair at Red Tail Camp. Rocky MountainSunscreen and free hot cocoa will be provided.

    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Backcountry safety and avalanche awareness workshop with Beaver CreekSki Patrol at Patrol Headquarters, located at the top of the CinchExpress Lift (#8). Workshop includes a short classroom presentation aswell as hands-on practice, including beacon and snow pit work, and snowevaluation. Participants with all levels of backcountry safety knowledge (including beginners) are encouraged to attend. Registration required by calling (970) 845-6610.

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Canine friends Dixie and Blu, the newest members of Beaver Creek SkiPatrol, will show off their rescue skills as they work to find a personburied under snow at Red Tail Camp. Photo opportunity with thhe dogs tofollow.

    1-3 p.m.

  • Free hands-on avalanche beacon workshop and contest at Red Tail Camp. Winner to receive a new beacon. Registration required by calling (970)845-6610.

    2 p.m.

  • Beaver Creek Safety Posse group photo and prize drawing at Red TailCamp.

    *Monday, Jan. 17
    10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m.

  • Smart Style and Park-ology terrain park instruction and demonstrationswith Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard School in the beginner/ intermediateZoom Room terrain park.

    *Tuesday, Jan. 18
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Safety Scavenger Hunt with prizes. Register at the top of theCentennial Express Lift (#6).

    *Thursday, Jan. 20
    5:30-7 p.m.

  • Safety Poster Contest Awards Ceremony. The hunt for the best safetymessage is underway at area elementary schools. The sixth annual Beaver Creek Kids' Safety Poster contest winners will be honored during this special Thursday Night Lights glow-stick ski down followed be fireworks. One of the six winning posters will be submitted for the National Safety Poster contest in February 2005.

    *The following events and activities will run daily from Jan. 15-21:

  • Free trail checks with Beaver Creek Ski Patrol. Meet at 8 a.m. at the base of Chair 6. Ski with Patrol and help them prepare the mountain for opening.
  • Free Speeder patrolling with the Yellow Jackets, Beaver Creek'son-mountain safety patrol. Meet at 2:45 p.m. at the top of Chair 6. Skiwith the Yellow Jackets and help them promote safe skiing and riding.
  • Free binding checks at Beaver Creek On-Mountain Demo Center at the topof Chair 6.
  • Free racing on the NASTAR course with recitation of "YourResponsibility Code".
  • Safety tip of the day displayed on all electronic signboards, liftcallboards, grooming reports and on the Mountain Journal.
  • Food and drink "Safety Specials" at Red Tail Camp.

    For more information on National Safety Awareness Week, snowconditions, lodging packages and activities

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