Ski Safety Month events happening all weekend at JHMR

(Teton Village, Wyo.) - This weekend Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR), along with Teton County Search and Rescue and Classic Air Medial, are teaming up to celebrate a weekend-long celebration of safety and awareness. “January is the National Ski Areas Association Safety Month. This is a time for resorts to remind skiers and riders of the hazards and risks that are associated with our sport, and we are pleased to announce three days of events over this MLK weekend,” said Jon Bishop, JHMR Risk and Safety Manager. On Friday, January 15, a TCSAR helicopter will be based atop the Bridger Gondola from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for an experiential demo for the skiing public. Search and Rescue volunteers, in addition to JHMR Ski Patrol, will be on hand to answer any questions, hand out information on backcountry safety and also perform beacon checks and avalanche dog drills. On Saturday, January 16, the JHMR Safety Posse will be out on the slopes rewarding safe skiing behavior by passing out stickers, candy, and new collectable avalanche dog safety cards. Sunday, January 17, the Classic Air Medical Helicopter will be stationed atop the Bridger Gondola for the public to check out from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.. All these Safety Month events are occurring simultaneously with the local qualifier for the Grand National Powder 8 competition. “This is a very appropriate time for backcountry safety to be in the forefront of people’s consideration,” said Bishop. “There is a deep instability in this year’s snow pack and being educated and understanding the risks involved are very important for locals and destination visitors alike.” #buckrail #news #whatshappening