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Colorado Department of Health Joins the Safety Squad

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Joins the Safety Squad

National Safety Awareness Week continues in Ski Country, and CSCUSA has for the first time partnered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to continue promoting its message of keeping people aware, vigilant, and safe.

(photo courtesy of Casey Day)(photo by Casey Day)

Here is what Lindsey Myers, Injury Prevention Program Manager of CDPHE had to offer:

“Throughout the ski season, it is important to focus on a number of areas to not only ensure an enjoyable time on the slopes, but to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both the individual skier and those surrounding him or her. National Safety Awareness Week lies at the mid-point of the season, and so is the perfect time to remind skiers and snowboarders about safety.

“The right gear can make or break a trip to the mountains: warm clothing, safety devices, such as helmets, and communication devices are all important. The best way to keep everyone safe is to know your responsibility as a skier on the slopes. If everyone follows the Responsibility Code, then we can be optimistic there will be are fewer accidents and as a result, healthier Colorado mountain resorts.

“It is a pleasure to partner with Colorado Ski Country and its member resorts as they continue to raise awareness and ensure our states slopes remain safe.”

photo from Colorado Ski Country USA

(photo from Colorado Ski Country USA)

CSCUSA extends its gratitude to Lindsey and CDPHE for being an active partner in National Safety Week it’s always refreshing to see our state government pitching in with its expertise to help keep folks healthy and safe.

As the second weekend of Safety Week begins, dont forget that there’s a whole lot more to your skiing than just strapping in and taking off! Dont forget to check out CSCUSA’s Press Room to find out more information on what promotions resorts are offering to help raise awareness and keep you safe.