Ski Resort Life

Safety Fest Comes to Copper Jan 17-19

Daily Prize Drawings in Burning Stones Plaza

Copper Mountain, CO…January 14, 2009…

Copper is proud to recognize and support the National Ski Area Association’s Safety Awareness Week with Copper’s Safety Fest, featuring three days of education, demonstrations, giveaways and safe skiing and riding from Saturday – Monday, Jan. 17 – 19. 

Copper’s Burning Stones Plaza will host Safety Fest with a focus on safety from Summit County Search & Rescue, terrain park safety with Woodward at Copper, helmet safety with Saint Anthony’s, Copper’s guest safety initiative “Know Your Space” with the Copper Mountain Ski Patrol, lessons from Copper Fire and Summit County Emergency Services and info from Avalanche Physical Therapy.  Each day guests can visit Copper’s Safety Tents to learn about safety, earn a chance for daily prize drawings and watch the avalanche dog demo.  On Saturday and Sunday, Copper welcomes the Flight for Life helicopter, if available, landing at Patrol Headquarters at the top of Super Bee Lift. 

Copper Safety Fest Schedule of Events*:

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.                     Safety Fest tents are open daily

12:45 p.m.                                 Daily Avalanche Dog Demo

1:00 p.m.                                   Daily Prize Drawing  

Prizes to be given away during Safety Fest may include: passes, tickets, discounts, swag and much more.* 

Copper started a Safety Class administered through the Ski Patrol and the Slope Watch teams during the 07/08 season.  The primary objective of the Safety Class is to reduce the number of violations to the Colorado Skier Safety Act at Copper by communicating and enforcing a strong safety message to guests through focused education.  The content of the Safety Class focuses on each person’s responsibilities related to their safety and the safety of others on the mountain, including the following topics: the Skier Safety Act, what can happen if guests cut ropes, skiing or riding in closed terrain and how to know which runs are designated as family or slow runs. 

*Schedule and daily prizes subject to change.