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Safety Month

Aspen Snowmass will host a variety of on-mountain demos, a Patrol Beacon Park, Avalanche Dog Drills,  Kids Poster Contests and will distribute avalanche dog trading cards to spread safe skiing and riding messages during the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) Safety Month. Each mountain has been assigned a week of the month kicking off with Aspen Highlands. For activities hosted by each mountain visit the guest service station at the mountain.

RESPONSIBILITY IS THE KEY TO SLOPE SAFETY!

Public Safety Week Activities by Mountain:

Aspen Highlands

Aspen Highlands - January 4 - 10, 2015 - All Events at 11 am

  • Sunday, January 4 (Mid-Mountain Guest Service) - Avalanche Rescue Dog Demo
  • Monday, January 5 (Mid-Mountain Guest Service) - Rescue Equipment Demonstration
  • Tuesday, January 6 (Loge Patrol Headquarters) - Learn Self Rescue Technique for "Slide for Life" recovery
  • Wednesday, January 7 (Mid-Mountain Guest Service) - Avalanche Rescue Dog Demo
  • Thursday, January 8 (Logo Patrol Headquarters) - Patrol Ski Around. Learn to ski SAFE with Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol
  • Friday, January 9 (Mid-Mountain Guest Service) - Rescue Equipment Demonstration
  • Saturday, January 10 (Mid-Mountain Guest Service) - Avalanche Rescue Dog Demo
    *All events include safety giveaways and a chance to win a rescue dog t-shirt.

Buttermilk
Buttermilk - January 11 - 17, 2015

  • Sunday, January 11
    • 10 am - 1 pm - Find the code to unlock the SAFE to win a prize!
  • Monday, January 12 (Base Area) 
    • 11 am - 1 pm - Helmet Decorating
  • Tuesday, January 13 (Patrol BBQ) 
    • 11 - 12 pm - Patrol BBQ and meet new avalanche dog Zara
  • Wednesday, January 14 
    • 10 am - 12 pm - Tour Snowcat: Climb into one of our huge machines and learn how slopes are groomed.
  • Thursday, January 15 
    • 2:30 - 4 pm - S'mores Safety at Apres Kids Ski
  • Friday, January 16 
    • 8:30 am - First tracks with a Ski Pro. Meet at Base Summit at 8:30 am sharp. Levels 5 and Up only. Terrain will include Blue run.
    • 11 am - Noon - Poster Contest (Base Area)
    • 2:30 - 4 pm - Safety S'mores (Base Area)
  • Saturday, January 17
    • 8:30 am - First tracks with a Ski Pro. Meet at Base Summit at 8:30 am sharp. Levels 5 and Up only. Terrain will include Blue run.
    • 11 am - Noon - Poster Contest (Base Area)
    • 2:30 - 4 pm - Wheel of Safety

Snowmass

Snowmass -  January 18 - 24, 2015
Snowmass takes the lead for Safety Month Jan. 18-25 with each department presenting daily activities and demonstrations at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola from 10 am - 1 pm. Departments such as ski school, lift maintenance and lift operations will cover everything from how to safely unload and load a chairlift, how the lifts work, avalanche dog demonstrations, skier responsibility code, how to avoid a collision and more.

Aspen Mountain 

Aspen Mountain - January 25 - 31, 2015

January 25 - January 30
11 am - 1 pm - Safety Tent at the top of the Silver Queen Gondola
11 am - 1 pm - Patrol Beacon Park at the top of the Silver Queen Gondola
12 pm - Avalanche Dog Demonstration at the Patrol Beacon Park

January 31
11 am - 1 pm - Safety Tent at the top of the Silver Queen Gondola
11 am - 1 pm - Patrol Beacon Park at the top of the Silver Queen Gondola
12 pm - Avalanche Dog Demonstration at the Patrol Beacon Park and Safety Dogs (free hot dogs for participating guests)




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