Intermountain Healthcare trauma teams are working to help Utah skiers and sledders safely enjoy “The Greatest Snow on Earth ®.”
That’s why they’re holding educational safety events on Friday, January 20, at Deer Valley Resort, and on Saturday, January 21, at American Fork Canyon. Both events are designed to raise awareness about the importance of wearing a helmet when skiing and sledding.
With some of the highest snowfall totals in North America this year, more skiers and sledders are hitting the Utah slopes and Intermountain Healthcare trauma clinicians don’t want to see more outdoor enthusiasts in the emergency department with preventable injuries.
Skiing and sledding responsibly is a high priority – and helmets are a key line of defense. The National Ski Areas Association reports that helmets can reduce head injuries by 30-50 percent.
On Friday January, 20, Intermountain Park City Hospital’s trauma team is joining with Deer Valley Resort to distribute helmets, make sure skiers have the right fitting helmet, and remind them about on-mountain safety practices and using common sense on the slopes.
On Saturday, January 21, Intermountain American Fork Hospital’s trauma team is joining with the Lone Peak Fire Department to raise awareness about the importance of safety when sledding.
Representatives from the two organizations will give out helmets, safety information, hot chocolate, and granola bars at Tibble Fork Reservoir, a popular sledding area in American Fork Canyon.
Media are invited to both events to talk to safety experts, emergency physicians, and sledding/skiing accident patients. Spanish speaking caregivers also available at both events.
10-Noon, MT, Friday, Jan 20, 2023
Deer Valley Ski Resort
2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, UT
(Media park in the Snow Park parking lots and walk up to the Snow Park Plaza at Snow Park Lodge.)
1-3 pm MT, Saturday, Jan 21, 2023
Tibble Fork Parking Lot in American Fork Canyon