Posted on 1/6/2012 by Alyssa Hubbard

Keystone Resort Safety Week Activities Start January 14th!

From January 14, 2012 - January 20, 2012, Keystone Resort will mark its National Ski Safety Week with several different activities that you'll want to check out with your family and friends!

Photo With an Avi Dog Day:  Tuesday, January 17th from 11am to 3 pm at the Summit Area of Dercum Mountain.
Epic Mix will be on site to take family photos with Avalanche rescue dogs Annie and Zoey.  Every child participating will receive trading cards highlighting  Keystone's 4 active Search and Rescue dogs and 1 retired pooch that paved the way.

Think First Head Injury Prevention Demo:  Sat-Sun Jan. 14th-15th from 11am to 3pm at the Summit Area of Dercum Mtn.
"Think First St. Anthonys Mountain Clinics" and Ski Patrol/ Mountain Safety will be sponsoring an activity booth with music, games, giveaways, and videos all focusing on head injury prevention and proper helmet use.   Trained and certified technicians will help you fit your helmet properly while you enjoy a snack and a hot cocoa.

Keystone's Super Safety 2012  – Scavenger Hunt : Mon-Fri January 16th-20th from 11am to 3pm at River Run and Mtn. House Base areas, Summit Of Dercum Mtn., and Schoolmarm Ski Trail.
Pick up a passport and swag bag from Guest Services Ski Check in River Run or Mountain House and begin your adventure!  Each child ages 5-12, receives a passport and map of Keystone.  Each map has 10-15  Safety Checkpoints highlighted.   Every child will then go to as many checkpoints as possible and answer a safety trivia question to receive a sticker in the passport.  Participants who manage to get at least 10 stickers from different locations can enter a drawing to win a grand prize.  No Skiing experience necessary as 10 checkpoints will be in base areas or require a simple ride up the gondola to the Summit Area of Dercum.

Behind the Scenes Ride with a Groomer at 3:15 pm at the Summit Area of Dercum Mountain Guest Services
Interested parties can sign up to take a grooming run in a snow kat.   Ride-along enthusiasts can meet a Mtn. Safety Representative at the Guest Services booth in the summit area of Dercum Mtn.  The Snow Kat Groomer will pick the guest up in the summit area and take them on a behind the scenes look into our grooming operations here at Keystone with an adventurous ride down and up Mozart trail.  Ride will last anywhere from ½ hour to an hour depending upon snow/weather conditions for the day.

Sweep a Trail with Ski Patrol at 3:30pm, exact dates have not been released.  Meet at the Summit Area of Dercum Mtn. 
Interested parties can meet a Ski Patrol representative at the Guest Services shack in the Summit Area of Dercum Mtn.   From there each guest and ski patrol will close and sweep one of our day skiing trails. Trail chosen will depend upon the skiing ability of each guest. The Ski Patroller will explain what we are looking for in terms of managing our terrain, prepping it for the next day's use, and clearing the trail of any skiing public.

Avalanche Beacon Demo.  No details have been released yet, but this is likely to be a Kidtopia friendly event taking place in the Beacon Bowl in the Outback.

Contact a SummitCove Vacation Planner today to secure your Keystone Resort lodging when you head up for safety week!

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