VAIL — January is National Safety Month, and the National Ski Area Association and resorts across the country are working to educate skiers and snowboarders about being safe, and to use common sense on the slopes.
The month of January will be dedicated to an entire month of safety. Many Resorts across the country participate every year to educate skiers and snowboarders about being safe and to use common sense on the slopes. Previously, resorts celebrated a safety week, but now the event is a full-month long. In honor of the month, Vail Mountain is offering a variety of ongoing contests and chances to win prizes.
Throughout the month: Recite the Responsibility Code
Recite the seven steps of Your Responsibility Code to any mountain safety employee and enter for your chance to win a GoPro Hero 3+ when the winner is drawn at the end of the month.
Jan. 17-19: Put a Lid On It!
Check out the Vail Sports helmet demo at the base of Gondola One. Mountain Safety staff will also be on the lookout for those who are not wearing helmets and providing opportunities to think about “putting a lid on it,” through discounts and helmet giveaways.
Jan. 24-26: Slow Zone Spotlight
Skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to visit with Mountain Safety staff around the mountain and tell them what the slow zones are across Vail Mountain, as well as the expected behavior in these zones. Correct respondents may receive a reward. Also, visit with Mountain Safety staff at Henry’s Hut between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to discuss slow zones and other aspects of mountain safety, and don’t forgot to recite the seven steps of Your Responsibility Code and enter the drawing for a chance to win a GoPro Hero 3+.