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Thirteen Ski Areas Recognized With Annual Safety Awards

In case you missed it, back in April the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) honored 13 resorts across the nation with its annual National Ski Area Safety Awards, including Colorado Ski Countrys Aspen Skiing Company, Telluride Ski Resort and Copper Mountain. Each season the awards recognize those resorts that have done an outstanding job of educating employees and guests about skiing and snowboarding responsibly. The 2011/12 winners are:

Best Use of New /Social Media

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif.

Best Safety Week Program

Loon Mountain, N.H.

Best Helmet Safety Program

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, Nev.

Best Terrain Park Safety Program

Killington Resort, Vt.

Best Employee Involvement

Whitetail Resort, Pa.

Best Employee Education

Aspen Skiing Co., Colo.

Best Chairlift Safety Program

Telluride Ski & Golf Resort, Colo.

Best Community Outreach

Sun Valley Resort, Idaho

Best Avalanche Safety Program

Vail Mountain, Colo.

Most Creative Safety Initiative

Copper Mountain, Colo.

Best Overall Safety Program

(Up to 250,000 visits)

Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Calif.

Best Overall Safety Program

(250,000 or more visits)

Beaver Creek Resort, Colo.

Best Safety Website

Canyons Resort, Utah

Each of the winning programs will be highlighted in the August issue of the NSAA Journal. For more information on the awards or other NSAA safety education initiatives, visit the Safety and Education section of