Vail Resorts makes helmets mandatory for employees |

Vail Resorts makes helmets mandatory for employees

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Dominique Taylor/Vail DailyLars Kikoski, 5, center, joins fellow ski school students in wearting his helmet as he waits for class to start Friday at the base of Vail Mountain in Lionshead last month

VAIL, Colorado ” Vail Resorts Monday announced that, beginning with the 2009-2010 winter season, the company will require all employees to wear helmets when skiing or riding on the job at each of its five mountain resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly.

Helmets will be provided to every employee next fall as part of their standard uniform for working on the mountain. This new initiative is part of Vail Resorts’ overall commitment to skier and snowboarder safety programs.

“At Vail Resorts, the safety of our employees and guests is a top priority and we believe the time has come for us to take our commitment to safety to the next level. Our employees will set the example next year for all who enjoy skiing and riding our slopes,” said John Garnsey, co-president of Vail Resorts’ Mountain Division and chief operating officer of Beaver Creek Resort.

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