Snowbasin Resort Kicks off Month of Skier and Rider Safety Awareness Initiatives
Interactive Activities to Include Avalanche Awareness, Snowsports Equipment Safety Demos, Opportunities to Close the Mountain with Ski Patrol
Snowbasin, UT – Jan. 2, 2014 – In support of the National Safety Month awareness initiatives spearheaded by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), throughout the month of January, Snowbasin Resort will host skier and rider safety awareness programs that resort guests are invited to participate in. Activities will include avalanche awareness courses, snowsports equipment safety check demonstrations, opportunities to meet an avalanche dog, close the mountain with ski patrol and more.
“The safety of our skiing and riding guests and employees is incredibly important to us. We view Safety Month as an opportunity to further educate our guests on the importance of safety on the slopes,” said John Loomis, general manager of Snowbasin Resort. “The interactive activities we have planned will offer simple tips about making good decisions that we hope will help keep people safe when on the mountain.”
Snowbasin Resort’s Safety Month event schedule includes:
“Shred for Smed” – Jan. 4
At Snowbasin, National Safety Month will kick off with a day dedicated to backcountry avalanche awareness in memory of area local, Ryan Smedley.
Intro to Beacon Use – Jan. 4 & 5
Guests interested in learning how to use a beacon are invited to do so with the Snowbasin Resort Ski Patrol from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beacon Park.
Meet an Avalanche Dog – Jan. 4, 5, 18-20
Guests of all ages are invited to meet the avalanche dogs that assist ski patrol from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Earl’s Plaza
Avalanche Awareness – Jan. 4 & 5
At 3 p.m. in the Huntington Room, guests are invited to join an hour-long talk about avalanche awareness led by Snowbasin Ski Patrol.
Earl’s Plaza Safety Booth – Jan. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18-20, 25, 26
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests are invited to stop by the safety booth on Earl’s Plaza to learn about on mountain safety & have a chance to win a prize.
Close the Mountain with Ski Patrol – Jan. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18-20, 25, 26
Interested skiers and riders of intermediate and above ability level are invited to close the mountain with ski patrol. Those interested in participating will meet at 4 p.m. at the top of Needles.
Snowsports Equipment Safety Check Demonstration – Jan. 11 & 12
At 10 a.m., guests are invited to participate in a complimentary ski and snowboard safety check demonstration on Earl’s Plaza. Tips related to knowing what to look for when it comes to gear safety will be covered.
Lift Tour/Lift Safety – Jan. 11 & 12
Led by Snowbasin’s lift operations team, guests can tour Snowbasin Resort’s base area lifts and learn about lift safety measures starting at 2 pm.
Safety Booth Search & Know the Code – Jan. 18-20
Join Snowbasin Resort’s ski patrol and safety personal at our booth on mountain from 9 am – 2 pm during the day to learn about resort safety and promoting NSAA’s “Know the Code.”
Terrain Park Challenge featuring SmartStyle – Jan. 25 & 26
Join the Snowbasin Terrain Park crew at the bottom Orson’s park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Terrain Park Challenge featuring the SmartStyle code.
For more information about Snowbasin Resort and the complete schedule of events, visit www.snowbasin.com.