In a bid to promote responsible outdoor recreation and prevent life-changing injuries, the High Fives Foundation is unveiling its newest safety documentary titled “Triangle of Safety: Speed, Space, Self.” Scheduled for release on January 25th, this documentary is a crucial component of the B.A.S.I.C.S. (Being Aware and Safe in Critical Situations) program. The story revolves around the Johnson family, whose tragic loss led to the creation of the Snow Angel Foundation.
The documentary features the Johnson family’s heartbreaking story after a collision claimed the life of their five-year-old daughter, Elise. Turning grief into an opportunity for education, the family established the Snow Angel Foundation, emphasizing the importance of safety in outdoor activities.
At the core of the documentary is the B.A.S.I.C.S. Triangle of Safety, focusing on three key elements – speed, space, and self. Professional big mountain skiers, along with the Johnson family, share personal experiences and practical tips to encourage responsible behavior on the slopes. Athletes include; Travis Ganong, Amie Engerbretson, and Cassie Eckroth.
The video stresses the critical need for controlling speed, respecting personal space, and fostering self-awareness. Featured athlete Travis Ganong emphasizes the significance of speed in skiing and snowboarding, determining everything in these activities.
The documentary will be available for free on January 25th, with collaborations from Ski California and the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA). Supporting stakeholders include Mountain Guard, SMITH, Palisades Tahoe, Pisten Bully, and the Lefanowicz Family.
High Fives Foundation invites everyone to join the safety movement, watch the documentary, and share it to amplify its impact on mountain safety education.
In memory of Elise and with a commitment to preventing similar accidents, the “Triangle of Safety: Speed, Space, Self” documentary aims to transform the culture of skiing and snowboarding into a safety-oriented community.