Safety Program

NSAA Industry Conference — Premise Liability

I attended the annual NSAA winter conference at Mt Snow, VT in January 2017, and thought that others might benefit from the notes that I gathered when attending the Premise Liability session. Premise Liability Review contracts with all vendors before they come on … Continue reading

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NSAA Industry Conference — Mountain Safety

I attended the annual NSAA winter conference at Mt Snow, VT in January 2017, and thought that others might benefit from the notes that I gathered when attending the Mountain Safety session. Mountain Safety Program Look at 15 to 25 year old to … Continue reading

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NSAA Industry Conference — Labor Relations

I attended the annual NSAA winter conference at Mt Snow, VT in January 2017, and thought that others might benefit from the notes that I gathered when attending the Labor Relations session. Labor Relations There have been 2wo individual Audits on ski areas … Continue reading

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NSAA Industry Conference — Modern Incident Investigation

I attended the annual NSAA winter conference at Mt Snow, VT in January 2017, and thought that others might benefit from the notes that I gathered when attending the Modern Incident Investigation session. Modern Incident Investigation: Look at the new NSAA Resource Guide … Continue reading

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NSAA Industry Conference — Employee Health Initiative

I attended the annual NSAA winter conference at Mt Snow, VT in January 2017, and thought that others might benefit from the notes that I gathered when attending the Employee Health Initiative session. Employee Health Initiative Mandatory helmet use. All on snow employees, … Continue reading

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Report on the NSAA (National Ski Area’s Association) 2015 winter conference

Report on the NSAA (National Ski Area’s Association) 2015 winter conference at Killington Feb 20th and 21st 2015 The following topics were discussed and may be of interest to your mountain operation. DRONES Drones were of specific concern and quite a bit … Continue reading

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Information about Concussion injuries that you may find useful in your First Aid Room. It is put out by the CDC and gives parents and injured guests information on what a concussion is, and what to look for. The form can be downloaded from the CDC at by clicking this Athlete Concussion Information Sheet link.

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Safety PSA’s

January is “National Safety Awareness Month.” National Safety Week has now become National Safety Month! Now the month of January will be dedicated to an entire month of safety.  Many Resorts across the country participate every year to educate skiers and snowboarders about … Continue reading

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Risk Management

Risk Management is something every ski patroller should be aware of and practice, but is all too often forgotten or put off until a later until after the accident investigation and paperwork are completed. We should be considering risk management as part of the response to the accident not long after it, if at all. Our job is not only to take care of the injured or ill guests; it is also to prevent injuries from happening. Another very important part of our job is to protect the ski area from future liability as a result of an injury where a piece of man-made equipment is involved, a guest collides with another guest on the hill, there is a death on the property, or other unusual circumstance that just does not feel right to you as a normal occurrence at a ski mountain and cover under the inherent risk of skiing statute. Continue reading

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