NSAA Safety Week

Come learn about all things safe on the mountain! There will be safety entities set up on MLK weekend for you to learn about what they do and how they can help you!

Sat Jan 19 2013 - Sun Jan 27 2013

Daily Schedule of Events

  • 9am - 2:30pm : Safety Fest tents open*
  • 10:30am : Flight for Lift Helicopter Flyover (Saturday only, at Patrol Headquarters)*
  • 10am and 12pm: Daily Avalanche Dog Demos*
  • 1:30pm : Daily Prize Drawing*
  • 4pm : Ski Patrol Sweeps - Close the mountain with Ski Patrol at 4pm daily. Spaces are limited, sign up at the National Ski Patrol Booth in Center Village or call Timberline Patrol at 970-968-2318 ext. 66122
  • All Day : Open House and Hot Chocolate at Patrol Headquarters and Timberline Patrol Room

*These events are Jan. 19, 20, and 21st


Community & Copper Mountain Participants

  • National Ski Patrol : toboggan demonstrations, chairlift safety tips, sweeps sign up 
  • Fix It tune shop: Have professionals check out your gear and take advantage of $5 wax job
  • US Forest Service : Learn about our National Forest, volunteer programs, tips on staying safe while out in the woods and look for Smokey the Bear to give you stickers
  • Summit County Rescue Group : backcountry/sidecountry awareness, beacon training
  • Copper Mountain Safety Patrol : Kid’s Emergency photo Contact Cards, hydration, ski with a buddy, protect your grill-look uphill,
  • Copper Mountain Ski Patrol and the Avalanche Dogs-daily demonstrations in Center Village and hot cocoa at on-hill ski patrol stations
  • Woodward at Copper : progression and Smartsytle awareness in the terrain parks
  • St. Anthony Copper Clinic : helmet awareness with Think First Campaign
  • Flight For Life : meet the staff and tour the helicopter at Patrol Headquarters (Saturday only) 


Safety Fest Highlights

  • Flight for Life Helicopter which will land at Patrol Headquarters located above Excelerator Lift, on Saturday Jan. 19th at 10:30am
  • Avalanche Dog drills in the Burning Stones Plaza daily at 10am and 12pm
  • Open house and hot cocoa at Patrol Headquarters and Timberline Patrol all day long
  • Ski Patrol Sweeps- help ski patrol close down the mountain 4 p.m. at Timberline Patrol (sign up with at the National Ski Patrol booth-limited number of spots available) or call Timberline Patrol at 970-968-2318 ext 66122
  • Huge daily prize drawings at 1:30 p.m. in Copper’s Center Village 
  • En Fuego – A free street party in the Village, Saturday evening Jan. 19th
  • Copper’s Second Annual WinterBike on Saturday evening , Jan. 19th


About Safety Fest

Last season Copper Mountain Resort was recognized by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) for having the “Most Creative Safety Initiative.” 

With NSAA’s Annual Safety Awareness Week starting Jan. 19th, Copper is excited to showcase their season-long safety efforts with their very own Copper Safety Fest,  held  Jan. 19-27 in Copper’s Center Village.  The majority of events and activities will take place on Jan. 19-21 in Copper’s Center Village.

New this year is our “Protect Your Grill, Look Uphill” campaign. With pins, stickers and signage throughout the Resort, this initiative’s goal is to increase awareness while skiing to avoid collisions. Copper continues to focus on safe skiing and riding with their “Heads Up” messaging.  With new signage on the slopes and website this helps support Copper’s Mountain Safety Patrol whose job is to influence skiers/riders to ski in control and within their ability.  “Heads Up” is a reminder to avoid those below you, be alert and pay attention!  Initiatives of hydration, skiing with a buddy and helmets which were introduced recently continue to be important safety messaging at Copper and guests can learn more about these topics and obtain free water and fun safety stickers from the booths.  Kids will also love to pick up trading cards of their favorite Copper Mountain Avalanche Dogs, which will support Copper’s safety focuses.

While visiting Safety Fest don’t miss Frisco and Silverthorne Elementary’s artwork hanging in Jack’s Cafeteria. The students created art based on “Your Responsibility Code” with a focus on lift safety and collision prevention. This artwork will be submitted to NSAA for the 2013 Kids Safety Week Poster Contest.

Copper is fortunate to be able to team up with many community safety organizations who will participate in Copper’s family-friendly Safety Fest. They will be sharing a tip or two about safety from the village to the slopes. Get your Safety Fest passport  from Copper personnel or at the “Copper Safety Zone” tent, visit all the tents and be entered into the daily drawing at 1pm.  Prizes and giveaways  worth more than $10,000 include lodging at Copper, ½ day Tucker Cat trip, Tubing passes, ski tunes, Copper Season Pass, Snow Day Pass, day lift tickets, athletic club passes, golf for four, helmets, hydration packs and more! Guests must be present to win, and prize drawings will be held at 1:30pm daily.