Copper’s Safety Fest Returns Jan. 15 – 17, 2011
Safety Fest Highlights Copper’s New Safety Initiatives
Copper Mountain, CO…January 13, 2011…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 safe ski and riding education, demonstrations, and prizes & giveaways worth more than $8,000. This year’s Safety Fest is centered on Copper’s new Safety Initiatives: Go Wet Yourself, Sport a Ski Lid and Practice Bromance. In addition, make sure to check out the daily avalanche dog demos at 12:30 p.m., as well as the Flight For Life Helicopter fly-over and open house at Patrol Headquarters on Sat., Jan. 15, starting at 10 a.m.*
Safety Fest Schedule of Events: Jan 15 - 17*
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Safety Fest Tents Open
10 a.m. Flight For Life helicopter fly-over and open house at Patrol Headquarters (Saturday Only)
12:30 p.m. Avalanche Dog Demo in Burning Stones Plaza
1 p.m. Prize Drawing in Burning Stones Plaza (with more than $8k in prizes)
All Day Open house at Timberline Patrol Station and Patrol Headquarters, with free hot cocoa
Copper’s Burning Stones Plaza in the Village at Copper will host Safety Fest, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Jan 15 – 17, and each day guests can visit Copper’s Safety tents to learn about safety, earn a chance for daily prize drawings and enjoy the avalanche dog demonstration. Children will also be able to pick up trading cards of their favorite Copper Avalanche Dog, supporting the ‘Skier Responsibility Code’ message.
Safety Fest tents to visit:
Come pick up your Safety Fest punch card at the “Copper Safety Zone” tent and visit all the tents between 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Those guests who visit all of the tents/booths and get their safety awareness cards punched at each station will be entered into the drawing. The prize drawing will be held at 1 p.m. each day, with prizes and giveaways worth more than $8,000, featuring items such as: lift tickets, lodging certificates, parking passes, Athletic Club memberships and passes, Woodward at Copper One Hit Wonder Sessions, Copper restaurant and bar gift certificates, Lake Dillon Reservoir water-taxi rides, Sleigh Rides, Snow Day Passes, Tubing tickets, rounds of golf at the Copper Creek Golf Course, gift cards, ball caps/winter hats, helmets, childcare at Belly Button Bakery, safety gear, ski and snowboard swag and much more. Guests must be present to win the raffles! The Grand Prize each day is as follows:
One of the highlights of Safety Fest is the Flight For Life Helicopter fly-over at 10 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 15*, and the open house at Patrol Headquarters, at the top of Copper’s Excelerator and Super Bee lifts. Guests can tour the helicopter and talk to the flight nurse and pilot. Flight For Life is a nonprofit, hospital-based, community service providing critical care transport for a nine state region, with the industry’s most current technology and experienced, knowledgeable staff.
Another great Safety Fest event, the kids especially won’t want to miss, is the daily avalanche dog demos at 12:30 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza. Typically, a volunteer will “get buried” in an avalanche-type scenario and the Copper Ski Patrol Dog (yes, the dogs are actually members of the Copper Ski Patrol) will use their heightened sense of smell to find the “buried volunteers.”
Make sure to visit Jack’s Bar and Grille in Center Village, where guests can view the Safety Posters that were designed and submitted by our own Frisco Elementary Students. These students designed each poster around the ‘Skier Responsibility Code’ messages. To view the winning posters, be sure to visit Alliroo Alley, located on the American Flyer lift line, between towers 25-29, where the winning posters have been made into signage for this fun kids trail.
Copper has new and improved safety initiatives this season, with clever and unique nomenclatures. Most of what you will see at this year’s Safety Fest will revolve around these three initiatives. These new safety initiatives are, in no particular order:
In addition, this year many Copper employees will be more involved in Safety Fest, during the employee department decorating contest. Employees are invited to dress up or decorate their work areas, emphasizing Copper’s new safety initiatives. The main reason for this is to help employees engage our guests during Safety Fest, and get everybody talking safety. Decorating will be judged on creativity and guest/employee engagement, as well as the ability to emphasize one, two, or all three of Copper’s new safety initiatives. Look around Copper during Safety Fest for some creative employee Safety ideas!
*Schedule subject to change
Copper Mountain knows there are skiers and riders out there who have never felt the thrill of waking up and hearing on the radio that school was cancelled. There are people who have never spent a whole day in the snow doing anything their heart desired. No joke. These people, and those who understand snow day bliss, are the reason we do what we do. So come to Copper to take a day, or two or seven and experience the mountain. Welcome everybody, to the home of the snow day. For up-to-date weather, photos and more visit www.coppercolorado.com.
This season make sure to check out Woodward at Copper, the premier trick stomping playground that features The Barn, a 19,400 sq. ft. indoor facility complete with indoor artificial snow jumps and jib lines, foam pits, skate features and Olympic fly-bed trampolines, offering indoor and outdoor training programs where you can learn tricks in the Barn and take them on snow the same day. For a virtual tour of The Barn, program details, videos, pictures and much more, visit www.WoodwardatCopper.com.
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