Beaver Creek Resort Earns 11th Industry Safety Award from National Ski Areas Association

21 May 2014
Beaver Creek, Colo. (May 21, 2014) –  The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) recently awarded Beaver Creek Resortwith the Best Overall Safety award in the industry for the 2013-2014 season. This is the 11th NSAA safety award the resort has received in the past 14 years.
 
According to NSAA, their annual safety awards “recognize exceptional resort initiatives to educate guests and employees about skiing and snowboarding responsibly.”  Beaver Creek is one of only 12 resorts in the industry to receive a safety award this year.
 
Beaver Creek’s safety awareness efforts take place on and off the slopes. On the mountain, Beaver Creek’s Mountain Safety Team meets and talks with resort guests and employees through a variety of programs all season. Safe skiing behavior is rewarded while safety violation information is proactively displayed to demonstrate enforcement and lost skiing privileges. The Mountain Safety Team visits local schools to educate local kids about safety and responsibility on the mountain and they distribute helmets to kids through a partnership with other community organizations. This year, the Mountain Safety Team partnered with Vail Valley Medical Center and hosted a screening of Kevin Pearce’s film “The Crash Reel” to help raise awareness of traumatic brain injuries. In conjunction, the Mountain Safety Team gave away helmets to resort guests. In response to growing interest in the backcountry, the Beaver Creek and Vail Ski Patrols jointly host the Eagle County Avalanche Awareness Series, providing information to people before they venture into the backcountry.
 
Photo cutline: Beaver Creek Ski Patrol and the Mountain Safety Team were awarded the “Best Overall Safety Award” from the National Ski Areas Association earlier this month. It’s the resort’s 11th industry safety award presented by NSAA.
Credit: Austin Day, Beaver Creek Resort

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About Beaver Creek Resort
Beaver Creek features the ultimate ski vacation experience featuring a World Cup mountain, intimate alpine village, and legendary attention to detail. Itis home to some of the West’s most celebrated Rocky Mountain restaurants and pioneer chefs. The resort is located just 25 miles east of Eagle Airport offering nonstop jet service from major U.S. destinations. Visit Beavercreek.com. Follow Beaver Creek on Twitter @BeaverCreekMtn. Like Beaver Creek on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beavercreek.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
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; Canyons in Park City, Utah; 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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Ashley L. Smith

Sr. Communications Specialist
Email: alsmith@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970 496 7402
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