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An eye on safety

Adam Jensen / Tahoe Daily TribuneSouth Lake Tahoe resident Ellen Brown, 7, hears about CALSTAR 6 from Flight Nurse Nathan Schwab at Heavenly Mountain Resort Tuesday as part of National Safety Awareness Week activities.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Safety awareness events continue at Heavenly Mountain Resort and other area ski resorts through the end of the week.

Wednesday: Heavenly Ski Patrol will conduct a snow safety demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., highlighting the finer points of snow safety, including how to use backcountry safety equipment (beacons, probes, etc.).

Location: Top of Gondola


Thursday: Heavenly Ski Patrol will host another open house, this one at the new Dipper Patrol station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Top of Dipper Express Chairlift


Friday: Lift Operations will lead tours of the Gondola and Tram motor rooms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., giving guests the behind-the-scenes look at the multiple layers of systems and equipment designed to help Heavenly provide the safest possible conveyance to the top of the mountain, as well as an opportunity to reinforce safe loading, riding and unloading practices.

Location: Top of the Gondola and base of the Tram.


A safety scavenger hunt will run the entire week. Participants must find the safety stations located on the mountain and recite specific sections of the Skier’s Responsibility Code. All completed entries will be eligible to win a pair of skis or a snowboard

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