BEAVER CREEK — The National Ski Areas Association has designated the entire month of January as National Safety Month, but Beaver Creek’s safety education awareness efforts take place all season long. In honor of Safety Month, this year the resort is highlighting helmet safety and together with community partners, Kevin Pearce will be screening his film, “The Crash Reel” at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
On Jan. 25, the Mountain Safety Team will also have a Safety Station at the base of the Centennial Express Lift (No. 6) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can stop by for complimentary helmet fittings, and a limited number of helmets that will be given away.
Kids can participate in safety activities next to the Safety Station and win prizes such as stickers, safety bandanas, Beaver Creek rescue dog cards, stuffed rescue dogs and more. Beaver Creek’s Mountain Safety Team members will be on hand to talk with skiers and snowboarders about the Responsibility Code and safety etiquette. Representatives from ThinkFirst will at the Safety Station discussing head injury prevention.
Pearce’s film screening, “The Crash Reel,” taking place Tuesday, documents his quest to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics that ended tragically in 2009 after he suffered a traumatic brain injury that has left him with impaired skills. The film highlights Pearce’s rehabilitation and return to snowboarding with the help of friends and family. It is directed by twice Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker. Film tickets may be purchased for $10 online at www.vvmc.com/CrashReel or by calling 888-920-2787.