Both Vail and Beaver Creek are celebrating National Safety Awareness Week this week and there have been some pretty cool events on the mountains.  Have dreams of being a ski patroller?  Want to learn how to avoid injuries so you can spend more time on the hill?  Want to see an air ambulance helicopter up close and personal?  It's not too late - you still have two days to check it out and learn some great safety tips.  Here is what is on tap for Thursday and Friday at Vail Mountain:

Thursday, January 21

  • Avalanche Rescue Challenge: $10 per person for a team of two.  Prizes awarded for the fastest team.
  • Vail Sports Binding Check: 50% off this service at any Vail Sports location.
  • Take Care of Your Body: Howard Head Sports Medicine Clinic will be offering advice at on-mountain restaurants
  • Sweep With Ski Patrol: Help ski patrol with trail closing at the end of the day.
  • Free Adult Ski Tips: Available for intermediate and advanced skiers. 
  • Beacon Basin Challenge: Test your avalanche beacon skills for a chance to win prizes. 
Friday, January 22
  • Vail Safety Scavenger Hunt: All participants completing the hunt will be entered in a raffle for great prizes.
  • Flight for Life Helicopter Viewing: Check out the helicopter and it's crew at the top of Chair 2.
  • Vail Sports Binding Check: 50% off this service at any Vail Sports location.
  • Sweep With Ski Patrol: Help ski patrol with trail closing at the end of the day.
  • Free Adult Ski Tips: Available for intermediate and advanced skiers.
For more information and event times, call Vail Ski Patrol at 970-754-4610.