Breck Safety Week is Back!

17 January 2013
  • Know the “code” and be entered to win prizes
  • Experience a day in the life of a Breck ski patroller  

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Jan. 17, 2013 —Breckenridge Ski Resort,in conjunction with National Ski Area Association’s (NSAA) National Safety Week, hosts Breck Safety Week from January 19 – 25, 2013. Several events are scheduled throughout the week to educate and remind guests of the Skier Responsibility Code so they can enjoy a safe experience on the slopes.  Other events will focus on avalanche awareness and safety.

Fun and educational events offered Saturday, Sunday, and Monday by mountain safety personnel and ski patrollers include helmet fitting, an avalauncher demonstration on Peak 7, and an avalanche dog demonstration on Peak 8. Weather permitting, Flight for Life will land on the Mountain on Monday afternoon. Guests will also have the chance to stop by the “Open House” at all Ski Patrol huts and meet patrol members, as well as perform trail checks and end of the day sweeps.  A safety tent at the Peak 8 base area will provide a place to learn more about the responsibility code and enter a raffle for prizes.
For complete event information, visit The full schedule is as follows (all times subject to change):

Saturday, Jan. 19 – Sunday, Jan. 20

10:00am-2:00pm in the Tent Village at the base of Peak 8
Think First: Helmet Fitting - We'll help make sure your helmet is perfectly adjusted to keep you safe!
Share three points of the Skier Responsibility Codewith Mountain Safety personnel to be entered in the daily raffle (all over the mountain).
Hungry guests can enjoy a free hot dog in Park Lane (Saturday and Sunday only).
Avalauncher Demonstration
The Avalauncher is a long-range ballistic tool used to clear the mountain of avalanche risks. You'll learn how it works, where and when it's used, and watch a firing demonstration to show how this machine can help make the slopes safer.
1:00pm at the top of Colorado Superchair
Avalanche dog demonstration, followed by avalanche awareness and beacon instruction. Meet our avalanche dogs and learn about their critical role in mountain operations. Watch an avalanche beacon demonstration to see how useful these potentially life-saving devices can be in an emergency, and review other tips to help safeguard against avalanche danger.

All Week: (Saturday, Jan. 19- Friday, Jan. 25)

Open house at all Patrol huts
Experience a day in the life of a ski patroller! Stop by a patrol hut and meet the crew, participate in trail checks with patrollers, or accompany patrol on end of the day sweeps (Patrol huts are located on the bottom floor of the Vista Haus, and at the tops of the Independence, Mercury, and Falcon chairlifts).

Visit Breckenridge.comfor terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details, the lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed, and more, or call (970) 453-5000. Stay connected all season long and learn more about Breckenridge Ski Resort at @breckenridgemtnon Twitter.


About Breckenridge Ski Resort
With four huge peaks, 2,358 acres, five terrain parks, two halfpipes, eight bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain, and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, there are good reasons why “Breck” is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of their locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities & events, Breck embodies more than just a destination, inspiring a way of life.

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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