1/20/15 | Safety Month
National Safety Month in Jackson Hole Promotes Principals and Practice of On-Mountain Safety with Significant Protocol Upgrades and Implementation from Top to Bottom
(January 20, 2015), Teton Village, WY As part of a an ongoing commitment to on-mountain safety, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) is proud to honor, endorse and promote the principals of the National Ski Areas Association's (NSAA) recognition of January as National Safety Month. This month, from January 1-31st, a dedicated team of JHMR leaders focus on cultivating an improved safety culture targeting staff and guests maintaining the basic tenants of NSAA developed codes and practices while implementing more specific strategies and protocols to increase safety on and off the hill.
Increased efforts to promote safety at JHMR in January, the entire ski season and throughout the year are most immediately evident with a newly active speed reduction strategy. A group of dedicated ‘Speed Wranglers' from the Lift Operations department are daily assigned to eight specific mountain areas where speed safety is of potential concern. Additionally, JHMR's Safety Group mandates that all snowmobile operation requires the use of high visibility safety vests, day and night. "These examples of increased on-mountain safety protocols are the most obvious to guests and staff and they are doing the trick to up the safety factor in a marked way," notes Tim Mason, JHMR VP of Operations. "And with that, there's a lot of behind-the-scenes, less immediately visible practices in place too. Overall, as the mountain grows, we are upping the safety protocol accordingly and always maintain the NSAA standards of ‘Knowing The Code'," Mason stated.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's participation in January's National Safety month is well underway and will continue into summer months with various trainings and drills in which employees are expressly educated with the concepts and tools to prevent and respond to incidents year round. These procedures create a common operating protocol among all mountain employees to ensure everyone's continued safety at JHMR.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will further promote safety on the slopes with the Safety Posse, a group of volunteer hosts who will promote and reward guests showing knowledge of "Your Responsibility Code" all this week.
About Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole continues to famously deliver legendary powder snow, 4,139 continuous vertical feet, 2500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert skiing and snowboarding and a genuine "Last of the Old West" atmosphere. Neighboring the legacy National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton and operating in Bridger Teton National Forest there is not a more spectacular setting for a destination resort in the world. Now with 13 nonstop cities (and hundreds of connections) flying to the newly expanded airport, Jackson Hole is one of the most easily accessed destination resorts in the West. For route maps, ski packages, web cams, videos and more please visit jacksonhole.com or facebook.com/jacksonhole