Loveland Ski Area Joins Growing Number of Colorado Ski Resorts Using Snow Melting Mats to Lower Slip-and-Fall Rates, Liability Exposure
Doraville, GA, October 31, 2018—A former silver mining camp nestled in the mountains near the Rocky Mountains west of Denver, the town of Georgetown, CO, is located at an elevation of 8,530 feet. With yearly snowfall rates averaging more than 127 inches a year and winter temperatures plunging into the single digits, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents at the many ski resorts in the region is a serious challenge. At Loveland Ski Area, with a base elevation of 10,800 feet, facility maintenance operator Mike Walsh says his team needed to find a solution for maintaining safety at the facility’s snow dump pit.
“HeatTrak Snow Melting Mats were the answer for us,” Walsh said. “Keeping the pit area free of snow and ice buildup is important in preventing accidents and we felt that the mat system would do the job better than the traditional salt and chemical applications. We’re pleased with the results. The mats have been working cleanly and efficiently.”
HeatTrak’s snow melting mat systems are designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation at industrial facilities and commercial environments, according to senior HeatTrak product specialist Ryan Williams. He explained that HeatTrak mats prevent new snow from accumulating by melting it on contact at a rate of two inches per hour.
“Our snow melting mats are durable and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They have made a significant difference at ski resorts like Loveland Ski Area by keeping targeted locations clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the team at Loveland had is a common one at ski resorts. Our mats have become the ‘go-to’ solution to address this problem,” Williams said.
HeatTrak is the original inventor of portable snow melting mats. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America, the company has become the industry expert in snow removal matting products. Its electrically heated snow melting mats plug into any standard 120V, 208V or 240V electrical outlet, melting snow and ice on contact. HeatTrak products help facility managers reduce slip-and-fall rates, thereby reducing their liability exposure and helping to lower their insurance premiums.
“At Loveland, safety is our number-one concern,” Walsh said. “With our HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat system we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents. We’ve also seen a decrease in our liability risk.”
HeatTrak is the developer and primary manufacturer of outdoor heated matting products. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient, convenient, and economical way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace. More than 50,000 mats are in use throughout North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities. Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at https://heattrak.com/