Safety fest comes to Copper Jan. 19-21


Copper Mountain, CO- January 16, 2008- 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 Jan. 19-21.

Copper’s Burning Stones Plaza will host Safety Fest with a focus on helmet safety, backcountry knowledge, terrain park safety, Copper’s guest safety initiative “Know Your Space and lessons from Summit County Emergency Services. 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 Sat., Jan. 20, Copper welcomes the Flight for Life helicopter.

Copper Safety Fest Schedule of Events*:
8:30 a.m. — 2 p.m. Safety Fest tents are open daily
11 a.m. Daily Avalanche Dog Demo
1:30 p.m. Daily Prize Drawing

Prizes to be given away during Safety Fest include*: skis, complimentary lodging at Copper, Beeline passes, Tubing Hill passes, seasonal ski lockers, gift certificates for Copper Sleigh Rides, a round of golf for 4 at Copper Creek, a half day private snow-cat trip, Hertz car rental discounts, parking passes, a Colorado Mountain Express round-trip shuttle ride, lift tickets, restaurant gift certificates for JJ’s, CB Grille, Tucker’s Tavern and Salsa Mtn. Cantina, Copper Country tickets, Belly Button Bakery gift certificates, Copper baseball hats and much more.

For the 07/08 season, Copper started a Safety Class administered through the Ski Patrol and the Slope Watch teams. 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 what runs are designated as family or slow runs.

*Schedule and daily prizes subject to change.