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National Safety Awareness Week Comes to Copper

Copper Mountain, CO... January 12, 2007... Copper Mountain is proud to recognize and
support the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) initiative of Safety Awareness
Week Jan. 13-19. Copper's Slope Watch, Mountain Ambassadors, Ski Patrol, Ski & Ride
School, Lift Operations and Terrain Park staff join together to promote on-snow
health and safety by focusing on one safety principle each day of the week with
giveaways, contests and more. The goal is to spread the word about the benefits of
terrain park safety, the Skier Responsibility Code, helmet usage, backcountry
safety, general wellness and the efforts of Copper's Ski Patrol, Ambassadors and
Slope Watch.

Each day, Copper volunteers disseminate information and goodies across the mountain
and at the Safety Station near the base of the American Flyer Chairlift. The Safety
Station also serves as a hub of information and as a meeting place for clinics and
tours throughout the week.

Saturday, Jan. 13 - Terrain Park Safety Day

A proper understanding of freestyle terrain, both by users and spectators, becomes
increasingly important as the popularity and prominence of parks and pipes grows at
resorts across the world. The National Ski Area Association and Burton Snowboards
have developed the "Smart Style" Freestyle Terrain Safety initiative, promoting the
principles of "Look Before You Leap," "Easy Style It" and "Respect Gets Respect."
Guests can learn more about this initiative and support terrain park safety at
Copper on Jan. 13 and all season long.

Sunday, Jan. 14 - Know the Code Day

The NSAA established "Your Responsibility Code" back in 1966 as a code of ethics for
all skiers on the mountain. Today, the code reflects not only skier safety, but
snowboarder and chairlift safety as well. Guests can learn more about "Your
Responsibility Code" from Copper Mountain's Slope Watch Team and Ambassadors at
various events throughout the day.

Monday, Jan. 15 - Lids on Kids Day

The National Ski Areas Association, with the help of others across the snowsports
industry, has developed a website, <> , to
help educate parents about helmets for their children.

Copper Mountain's Slope Watch and Ambassadors are on hand to reward helmeted kids
with stickers and offer coupons for 15% off a new helmet at participating stores
throughout Copper. The Safety Station moves from the base of the American Flyer
Chairlift to Union Creek for the day.

Tuesday, Jan. 16 - Backcountry Awareness Day

Interested guests can practice their skills with an avalanche beacon at Copper's
Beacon Bowl Training Center behind the Timberline Patrol Duty Station, near the top
of the American Flyer Chairlift. Local Backcountry Access representative Steve
Christie is on hand to explain some of the details of backcountry preparedness.
Guests can also learn about Copper's avalanche dogs while Eddie, the black lab,
assists with a mock avalanche search at 1:00 p.m. near the top of the American Flyer
Chairlift. Avalanche Dog hats are available for purchase at the Safety Station at
the base of the American Flyer Chairlift throughout the week and help support
Copper's Avy Dog program.

Wednesday, Jan. 17 - Wellness Day

Skiers and riders are encouraged to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen while enjoying
Copper's high alpine environment by stopping the Safety Station at the base of the
American Flyer Chairlift to pick up free samples while supplies last. Guest can also
learn more about overall wellness, the effects of high altitude on the body and

Thursday, Jan. 18 - Meet Ski Patrol Day

Guests can meet at the Safety Station at the base of the American Flyer Chairlift at
11:00 a.m. for a pre-lunch tour of Copper Patrol duty stations where they can meet
members of Copper Mountain Ski Patrol including avy dogs and see the behind the
scenes of a day in the life of Copper Patrol.

Friday, Jan. 19 - Mountain Awareness Day

The Copper Mountain guest experience is made safer because of the volunteer
Ambassador and Slope Watch programs. Guests can visit the Safety Station at the base
of the American Flyer Chairlift to learn how they can participate in free daily
mountain tours and snowshoe hikes led by the Ambassadors and receive information on
Copper's Mountain Safety and Education programs from the Slope Watch Team.

I will be at the booth on Wednesday talking about my book and studio. If you are at Copper, stop by to say hi!