Resorts nationwide will be commemorating National Safety
Awareness Week, Jan. 19-27, with a host of fun events and
activities to help educate skiers and riders of all ages and
promote on-mountain safety. National Safety Awareness Week is an
annual National Ski Areas Assoc. event highlighting resort safety
education efforts while increasing slope safety.
In partnership with the National Ski Areas Association,
Killington encourages slope safety awareness with special events,
giveaways and contests that help educate skiers and riders about
responsible behavior on the slopes.
Killington Resort is offering skiers and riders one free lift
ticket with the purchase of a new helmet at any Killington Sports
location to promote National Safety Awareness Week, Jan. 19-27.
Purchasers will receive a voucher for a 1-day lift ticket valid any
day of the 2013 winter season starting Jan. 28, 2013.
awareness often starts with Your Responsibility Code, the seven
point code that outlines responsible slope behavior for skiers and
riders, and Smart Style, a four-point safety awareness message
about the use and progression of freestyle terrain. These codes
will be displayed on café trays, at ticket sales points and on
shuttle busses, as well as in retail shops.
On the slopes, Mountain Ambassadors will be wearing bright
yellow jackets that display important safety awareness messages.
Together with ski patrollers and terrain park staff, they'll be
handing out Know the Code and Smart Style stickers and cards in
addition to giving away Get Smart, a freestyle terrain users
Look for the interactive display on the second floor of Ramshead
Lodge, where kids can enter a raffle to win a free snow sports
helmet and other prizes, talk with Mountain Ambassadors and stop by
for some safety awareness fun.
In order to promote slope safety awareness and education to
elementary school children, several area schools are participating
in Killington Resort's local poster contest. Fourth, fifth, and
sixth grade students will create posters illustrating any one of
the seven points of Your Responsibility Code or one of the four
elements of Smart Style. Posters will be on display around the
resort and judged in two categories: Best Overall Safety Message
and Most Creative Design. Two winners and two runners-up will
receive prizes. Winners of the local contest will be entered in
National Ski Areas Association's national contest.
Okemo will also be kicking off Safety Week Jan. 19 starting with
their annual Helmet Head Contest, a celebration of that matted mess
of hair that occurs only when skiers and riders remove that most
important piece of safety equipment - their helmet. Find
Okemo's helmet head photographer on the mountain. The best
Helmet Head wins two lift tickets!
On Sunday, Jan. 20, Vermont's own PHAT team (Protect Your Head
at All Times/Protect Your Head on All Terrain) will be returning to
Okemo from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Vermont Snow Sports Research Team,
a partnership of Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen
Health Care and the University of Vermont College of Medicine will
be on location to help educate skiers and riders about helmet
On Jan. 21, Deep River Snacks gets in on the action. In addition
to sponsoring Okemo's Park Safety Program, Deep River Snacks is
teaming up with Okemo for a fun and educational Safety Scavenger
Hunt with delicious prizes.
For more information on National Safety Awareness Week and other
NSAA safety programs, visit www.nsaa.org.