National Safety Awareness Month at Heavenly

Here at Heavenly we spent January recognizing National Safety Awareness Month. We want everyone to fully enjoy the mountain, but it’s always all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
We have done our best to ensure that everyone, both employees and guests, is aware of our safety precautions and have learned the code that keeps the mountain safe. You can find it here and use this as a tool to brush up on mountain safety so everyone has a great and safe time at Heavenly.

Ski patrol hosted some awesome free events for the community throughout the month. We kicked it all off on January 15th upstairs in the California Main Lodge with a free viewing of Sherpa Productions’, The Fine Line. Ski patrolers were available for any questions about skiing/riding in-bounds vs. out-bounds, avalanche and mountain safety. And of course, no event would be complete without the Heavenly Avalanche Dogs who were there ready to exchange love with everyone.

We invited children of all ages to participate in our free Safety Scavenger Hunt which was in the California Main Lodge on January 25th. All the little tykes received Kid S.A.F.E. goodie bags for participating.

 Scavenger HuntSummit, Bandit and kids

Heavenly’s Ski Patrol team does an amazing job of educating children about safety and best practices. They hosted mountain tours and several groups of kids around had them visit the patrol station. The Heavenly Avalanche Rescue dogs made pit stops at ski school and the Kid’s Center to make an appearance and let the little ones play with them.

We also held Beacon Challenges for a free way to teach avalanche preparedness and allow everyone to gain some experience with using a beacon. We had a great response from the public with high interest so stay tuned for more of them this season!

Congratulations to our safety month photo contest winners who each receive a $50 gift card! BlogSafetyMonthWinners1-28-13

Now that it is February, the official National Safety Awareness month has passed but we are still celebrating safety here at Heavenly. In any decision we make on the mountain, guest and employee safety is our number one consideration. We encourage everyone to know and practice the code. Play it safe, play all season, and don’t forget to have some fun!

-Mikaila Bird
Snow Reporter and Heavenly TV Producer



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