Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Beaver Creek Pros,

The first weeks of February mark the mid-point of the season for many of our resorts.  The second half of the season will bring longer and warmer days as well as greater business volumes through February and March. As we move closer to the season’s end, it is more important than ever that we share trends that will help you focus on staying safe through the finish line. Our goal is to provide information to help you stay safe and healthy while out in the mountain environment.

This communication is to raise awareness around collisions and entanglements which are presently on the rise across our company. The company as a whole has seen an increase in the number of instructor collisions taking place in our resorts this season.  Here is a link to our Creating a Safe Learning Environment video from this seasons online safety quiz.  Please take a moment to watch the video and re-familiarize yourself with these tips and tools.

Remember that Spatial and Situational Awareness is a crucial part of avoiding collisions.  Your supervisors and managers will be reviewing these topics and tactics during morning meeting.   Be prepared to engage and share how you intend to keep both yourself and your guests safe.

Please don’t let your adrenalin and enthusiasm get in the way of good decision making that may result in a season ending injury.  We still have some of the best days of sliding in front of us.  Keep your head on a swivel, be aware and be cautious, and make smart decisions so that you and your guests can enjoy tomorrow and the remainder of the season.

I look forward to seeing you all healthy and happy sliding around our mountain in the remaining weeks of the season.


Greg Willis

Greg Willis
Senior Director
Skier Services/Ski & Snowboard School