TELLURIDE SKI RESORT OUTLINES ON MOUNTAIN SAFETY STRATEGY
TELLURIDE, CO. (Jan. 19, 2010) - In conjunction with the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), National Safety Awareness Week, the Telluride Ski Resort announced today a few policies which will help skiers and riders ensure a safer mountain experience.
John Cohn, Director of Security for the Telluride Ski Resort, outlined the following procedures and safety measures to ensure a better and healthier day on the mountain.
“Telluride Ski Resort’s main priority is the safety and health of all guests, locals and employees of the mountain,” said Cohn. “So, to begin with, always read and understand the Skier Safety Act, as this is the foundation skiers and snowboarders must follow and adhere to at all times.”
The at fault definition pursuant to the Ski Safety Act explains…“Each skier has the duty to maintain control of his speed and course at all times when skiing and to maintain a proper lookout so as to be able to avoid other skiers and objects. However, the primary duty shall be on the person skiing down to avoid collision with any person or object below him.”
The following penalty guidelines for collision incidents are implemented by the ski area;
“Skiing safely is dependant on space and speed, and to be cognitive to your surroundings – this is the key to avoiding collisions and enjoying a great day on the mountain,” said Cohn.
The Skier Safety Act also includes…”Engagement in any conduct that may cause injury to any person including, but not limited to, reckless or unsafe skiing or snowboarding: First offense, two weeks revocation of ski area privileges; Second offense, one year revocation; Third offense, two year revocation of privileges.”
Pursuant to the Colorado Ski Safety Act and the Telluride Ski Resort’s internal policies, the following procedures and guidelines will be used for processing closed run violations:
“These polices are in place for our guests safety only,” said Cohn. “A safe skiing environment is the most important precedent for the ski resort.”
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Please call John Cohn at 970-728-7330 for any questions on the Colorado Ski Safety Act or Skier and Snowboarder Safety on the Telluride Ski Resort.