NSAA 2017-18 Safety Award Winners

SAM Magazine—Marco Island, Fla., May 11, 2018—The National Ski Areas Association recognized six ski areas and one state association with Safety Awards for exceptional initiatives to HN safetyawards 51118educate guests and employees about skiing and snowboarding responsibly.

Of the seven categories, California had finalists in six of them, winning three: Mammoth Mountain as “Best Overall Safety Program” for resorts with 500,000 or more visits, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for “Best Employee Safety Program,” and the California Ski Industry Association was recognized with the “Safety Impact Award.” Squaw Alpine and Mammoth were finalists in two categories. Telluride, Colo., was also a finalist in two categories, but didn’t take home the top spot in either this year.

The winners of the NSAA 2017-18 National Safety Awards:

Best Overall Safety Program
(500,000 or more visits)
Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

Best Overall Safety Program
(Under 500,000 visits)
Snowbasin Resort, Utah

Best Employee Safety Program
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Calif.

Best Guest Safety Program
Gore Mountain, N.Y.

Safety Impact Award
California Ski Industry Association

Best Ride Another Day Program
Copper Mountain, Colo.

Safety Champion
Katherine Schifani, Vail Mountain