Copper Mountain, CO to Hold 10th Annual Safety Fest Next Weekend | Variety of Fun Activities Scheduled…

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Mark your calendars once again for the largest and most fun safety event of the season at Copper Mountain’s 10th annual Safety Fest Jan. 19-20. As part of the National Ski Area Association’s (NSAA) Safety Awareness Month, Copper Mountain, CO welcomes skiers, snowboarders, and winter enthusiasts to a weekend of education, prizes and more.

From Saturday, Jan. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 20, Burning Stones Plaza in Copper’s Center Village will transform into Safety Village with Woodward Copper, US Forest Service, Summit Huts Association, CMC Snow Science Program and many more partners on hand to provide information about slope safety, winter driving, backcountry awareness and Copper’s safety initiatives.

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In addition to the Safety Village open from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. each day, a variety of activities are scheduled throughout the weekend:

  • Flight for Life helicopter tour: At 10 a.m. on Saturday, meet the pilot and medics at the top of the Excelerator lift outside Patrol Headquarters and get a tour of Copper’s air-transport helicopter.
  • Slopeside Yoga Stretch Out: Warm up and prevent injury with a free outdoor yoga class in Burning Stones Plaza at 10 a.m. both days.
  • Copper Avalanche Dogs in action: On Saturday and Sunday, watch Fido search and find a buried avalanche victim.  Takes place at 11 a.m. in Center Village and 12:30 p.m. in West Village.
  • Avalanche Airbag Demonstration: At 2 p.m. each day, watch how an avalanche airbag can save a life during a demonstration in Center Village.
  • Close the mountain with Ski Patrol:  Ever wonder how ski patrol “sweeps” and closes the mountain? Sign up at the Junior Ski Patrol booth and spend the afternoon clearing the slopes with the professionals.
  • Daily raffle prize giveaways: Guests who visit each safety tent will be entered into a daily prize drawing at 2:30 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza. Top prizes include 2 nights lodging, season pass, parking passes, tubing,  ski tunes, helmets, restaurant gift cards and more.

For a full schedule of activities and events as part of Safety Fest, visit coppercolorado.com.


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