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Safety week starts at Beaver Creek, Vail

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Beaver Creek safety mascots Harry and Milli, celebrating their one-year anniversary as the resort’s faces of safety, will be serving birthday cake at the mountain Saturday for National Safety Awareness Week, which starts Saturday and runs through Friday.

Harry and Milli, the creation of Beaver Creek Ski School instructor Marc McDonald, attempt to educate kids and adults about skiing safely on the mountain. Harry and Milli will be at the Children’s Ski School, Buckaroo Express Gondola and Jackrabbit Alley today.

Other safety week events at Beaver Creek Saturday include:

– Sweep with Ski Patrol, Patrol Headquarters at the top of the Cinch Express Lift, 3 p.m.

– Family Safety Fair, Spruce Saddle Lodge, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Meet representatives from Eagle County Safety Alliance. Helmet checks, displays and helmet giveaways will be held. Beaver Creek Ski Patrol will conduct canine avalanche rescue demonstrations with avalanche dogs Dixie and Blu. The Beaver Creek Yellow Jackets safety team will do skier safety tips and hat and gift certificate giveaways.

– Snowcat, snowmobile and snowmaking demonstrations.

– Ski School and Park Crew will give a free class on park safety at the Lumber Yard terrain park near Spruce Saddle at 1 p.m.

Safety week events Saturday at Vail Mountain include:

– Vail Yellow Jacket Safety Fair. Check out the booths near the lifts in the Lionshead and Vail Village base areas from 9-11 a.m.

– Ski and snowboard registration to prevent theft with the Vail Police Department from 9-11 a.m. at the base of the lifts in Lionshead and Vail Village.

– Vail Mountain Safety Pig meet-and-greet at the top of Chair 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

– Vail Ski Patrol Open House at Patrol Headquarters at the top of Chair 4. Call 479-4610 for more information.

– Sweep with Vail Ski Patrol: Sign up at Patrol Headquarters at 2 p.m., top of Chair 4.

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