Monday, February 18, 2013

Avalanche Accident

Many of you are aware there was an avalanche accident in Montezuma Bowl Saturday.  Several people were caught.  One person was injured and was evacuated by toboggan.  The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is conducting an accident investigation of the incident.  They have released a preliminary report on their website at the link below.

I want to send my very best to the people involved in the incident and to all of the people that assisted us during the incident.  I also want  to thank all of the people that have contacted us expressing both support and concern.

The safety and welfare of our guests and our employees is a top priority for us and will continue to be so in the future.  We will continue to provide great skiing and riding and that special vibe you have become used to.  Again, thanks to everyone for their support during this challenging time.


Chris W. said...

I guess that's why they call it avalanche hazard mitigation, not hazard complete elimination. I have to admit, there have been many times in the past I have looked up and seen all the bomb craters and ski-cutting tracks and thought to myself "this is overkill; just drop the rope already!"
I promise not to think that again. Just think how much worse this could have been without the deliberate, professional approach to safety taken by your expert team.

Missy Smith said...

Well said Chris W! Arapahoe Basin does an amazing job with their Avalanche prevention, and when danger lurks they are also so highly trained they were able to keep everyone alive. Great Job A-Basin ski patrol! You guy's have such a tough job, with a lot of responsibillity- hat's off to you folks!