One of the Kelly Brush Foundation’s core missions is to improve safety in the sport of ski racing. In keeping with that mission we have led an awareness campaign through our ski racing safety poster series for the past several years. These posters go out to ski racing clubs across the country and help put the message of ski racing safety front and center for both racers and racing families. We also provide grants to racing clubs throughout the country to purchase b-netting and other safety equipment to make their hills safer for their athletes.
This year we have embarked on an exciting and ambitious new initiative in conjunction with the US Ski & Snowboarding Association (USSA) the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), and other industry leaders to systematically change the paradigm of ski racing to make it a safer sport. This new initiative, “Venue Excellence” is being led by the USSA and partnered with the KBF and NSAA. It seeks to implement a standard of safety guidelines and protocols to be used by each and every ski area and ski club in the country. Venue Excellence is currently in the planning stages at and will be a long-term project for the three organizations involved.
Kelly Brush Foundation President Charlie Brush joined leaders from USSA and NSAA in Denver in March to launch the initiative. Check out the video of Charlie announcing the partnership.
We are very excited to be a part of this program and to see the positive changes in this sport we all love. We will keep you updated through email, this website and our newsletter as the program gears up and is rolled out.