Annie Varielle-Savath was the head of the Telluride Ski School for 23 years, on top of being a ski instructor for well over 50. In December of 2020, Annie was skiing with her husband at Telluride when someone collided with her on the mountain. The next thing she knew, she woke in the hospital with multiple injuries, all because someone wasn’t sliding with respect.

The video is part of a campaign to encourage staying more respectful and safe on the slopes. Slide With Respect, as the campaign is called, began at Fort Lewis College in Durango. It was initially as a survey to help marketing students understand how to best communicate rules of safety on the mountain. It’s since became a video PSA series, providing information on how and why to slide with respect to several age groups.

You can check out the rest of their PSA series here, and you can learn more about their cause here. If you’re interested in supporting their work with a donation, you can do so here.

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