January is National Ski Areas Association’s (NSAA) National Ski Safety Month, and Monarch Mountain is doing its part; offering free children’s ski helmets and free ski safety education to Monarch Mountain patrons on Saturday, January 19.
“Monarch Mountain is pleased to partner with the NSAA to host another day recognizing ski and snow safety,” said Monarch Mountain Event Coordinator Kathryn Wadsworth. “In addition to helmet and head safety, we are focusing on proper chair lift riding and protecting skin from sun damage.”
Monarch Mountain is partnering with Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and Central Mountain Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council to provide the limited number of free helmets for children.
Children’s helmets will be given away (while supplies last) between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday morning in the Pioneer Room at Monarch Mountain.
The event will also feature a free educational seminar conducted by Dr. Rocky Khosla entitled “Impact Free: Keeping your head in the game”. The lecture is produced by St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center, The Brain Injury Alliance, and the Colorado Brain Injury Program. The presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Pioneer Room at the base of the mountain.
In honor of National Ski Safety Month, instructors and Monarch Mountain Staff will also be encouraging proper lift riding and ski safety. Hueberger Subaru will be on site to encourage families to maintain safe travel practices to and from the slopes.
“We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the new powder and the slopes, and take part in the event,” said Wadsworth.