Copper Mountain’s Safety Fest, being held Jan. 16-18, will include demos, prizes and giveways worth more than $4,000, safe ski and riding education, avalanche dog demos and the Flight for Life Helicopter Tour at Patrol Headquarters on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. (all times are subject to change).
Safety Fest tents are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Guests who visit all the booths and get their safety awareness cards punched at each station will be entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes, including lift tickets, lodging certificates, parking passes, athletic club memberships and passes, hats, helmets, lessons, free rounds of golf at Copper Creek, Woodward at Copper One Hit Wonder Sessions, and a lot more. Drawings will be held at 1 p.m. each day.
This year’s Safety Fest participants include: Summit County Rescue Group (backcountry awareness), Woodward at Copper (terrain park and pipe safety), St. Anthony’s Medical Center (helmet safety and general injury prevention), Copper Mountain Fire Department (general fire safety), Copper Mountain Ski Patrol (on-mountain safety practices) and Smith Optics (Saturday only, eyewear safety topics and helmet safety).
In addition to the Flight for Life Helicopter Tour at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the top of Copper’s Excelerator and Super Bee lifts, where guests can tour the helicopter and talk to the flight nurse and pilot, the daily avalanche dog demos will take place at 12:45 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza.