Arapahoe Basin kicked off NSAA’s National Safety Week today with its base area Safety Village, which will be in full swing tomorrow as well. Safety Week runs Jan. 19-27, and NSAA (National Ski Areas Association) is focusing on lift safety for kids.
A-Basin is following the NSAA’s lead, emphasizing “butts to back” (meaning that kids should scoot all the way back on the lift chair to avoid slipping forward), as well as the Skier Safety Code and the benefits of wearing a helmet.
This weekend’s Safety Village at A-Basin features demos from the A-Basin Avalanche Dogs (and their handlers from A-Basin Ski Patrol), the Terrain Park crew talking about Smart Style in the parks, and A-Basin staff handing out their avy dog trading cards and complimentary cake to guests who “Know the Code.”
Partners from St. Anthony Hospital and Centura Health’s Think First! program are also participating, handing out 100 helmets over the course of the weekend for a suggested $25 donation per helmet.