We are kicking off January with promoting safe slopes for everyone! Regardless of how you enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others. Be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.
One of the biggest things we recommend is wearing a helmet while skiing and snowboarding. While helmets have their limitations and are not the end all for safety, they certainly can help protect your most precious asset.
Safety Week is January 6-12 & 17-19, 2020
Every year, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) encourages resorts across the country to spread the good word about safety. Last year, NSAA decided that National Safety Week should be National Safety Month! Join us for one week as we promote the best way to stay safe while on the mountain. Meaning, the entire month of January is dedicated to educating skiers, riders & tubers on the importance of snow-sport safety and to always use common-sense while on the slopes! Click here to learn about the NSAA.
On a national level, Safety Month includes a Poster Drawing Contest, a Photo Contest, and participating resorts also compete for safety awards. Each resort supports Safety Month in different ways by creating new and exciting activities on their mountain!
Safety Week Programs
Our Safety Chair Simulator is back in the Valley for more action! Located next to our Valley First Aid building.
Visit our moving Safety Chair Simulator to learn chair lift loading, riding and unloading safety. Plus, stop by our Blue Crew booth for some safety tips and Blue Mountain Swag!
Bars for Bars
Safe guests get sweet rewards! Anyone spotted riding the lift with their safety bar down will be given a sweet treat from our Mountain Hosts & Ski Patrol!
Times are Monday-Friday 4pm-close and Weekends 10am-2pm.
Please don't be a litter bug! Be sure to keep your candy wrapper and discard of it in a trash bin.
Hunting for Safety! Open to school groups Monday 1/6 to Friday 1/10 6-9pm.
Pick up a punch card at the ticket window and start hunting! Ski Patrol will hole punch your scavenger card for every item found. Those who complete the hunt will receive a FREE lift ticket!
Vouchers are valid from March 2nd through the end of the 2019/2020 season.
Calling All Young Artists! (ages 12 & under) Use your creativity to make a Safety Poster featuring an element of the Smart Style or Skier & Rider Responsibility Code, and enter it for a chance to win a Blue Mountain Season Pass! Blue Mountain's Winner will also be entered into the National Ski Area Association's Safety Poster Contest for a chance to be featured in their magazine!
- Safety Posters can be picked up at Slopeside Pub & Grill, The Frontier Center Desk or the Blue Crew Safety Tent
Safety Video Contest
Be Safe, Be Creative! Enter to win fame, glory and a Blue Mountain Lift Ticket & $25 Gift Card - just grab a camera and film a short safety video! Here's what you need to know:
DATES: Video is due January 12th at 11:59pm
VOTING: Voting takes place January 13th - 16th. The video with the most likes will win! Earn an additional vote for every share your video gets. Winner will be announced January 17th.
- Film a short video, no more than 60 seconds
- Feature one element of the Responsibility Code
- Up to 4 people can be included on a "team"in producing the video
- Submit videos to [email protected]
- Once voting starts, get your friends to vote for your video by giving it a like! Earn an additional vote for every share the video gets!
Prize: The winning person or team will receive a lift ticket and $25 gift card valid anywhere at Blue Mountain Resort
Safety Saves! Enjoy 10% off protective gear at the True Blue Mountain Sports Shop.
Know the Code
The Skier & Rider Responsibility Code of Conduct:
- Always stay in control.
- People ahead of you have the right of way.
- Stop in a safe place for you and others.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
- Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe signs & warnings, and keep off closed trails.
- Know how to use the lifts safely.
Smart Style for Freestyle Terrain:
- Make A Plan - every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
- Look Before You Leap - scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know landings are clear, and clear yourself out of the landing area immediately.
- East Style It - start small and work your way up (inverted aerials are not recommended).
- Respect Gets Respect - from the lift line and throughout the parks, do it.