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Draw inspiration from Capt. Safety

In honor of National Safety Awareness Week, from Jan.

18 through 24, Northstar-at-Tahoe is conducting a poster contest for local elementary school students in grades three through five to illustrate one or more of the Skier/Snowboarder Responsibility Codes. All entries must be received at Northstar-at-Tahoe by Jan.18. In addition, Capt. Safety, Northstar’s safety super-hero, will be on-hand all week to dispense safetystips, answer questions, and quiz kids on their on-mountain safety knowledge.

Capt. Safety wears a yellow cape and acts as Northstar’s safety ambassador. Capt. Safety has a special super-hero phone booth located at mid-mountain. If he’s not on the mountain, guests can find him in the phone booth to answer any questions you might have about mountain safety. Also,



every day Capt. Safety posts a safety tip of the day at the top of the gondola and chooses a special chairlift to ride that day. Kids can tell him one of the safety codes; all kids who share their knowledge with Capt. Safety win great prizes. Check out Capt. Safety on the Web at

http://www.skinorthstar.com/winter/kids/captainsafety.




Poster entries must be original, submitted on 81/2-inch by 11-inch or 11-inch by17-inch paper, and done in crayon, pencil, marker, pen or paint. Students may work as an individual or in groups of no more than three. The first-place individual category winner will receive a child’s helmet and will be entered in the National Ski Areas Association’s national contest. Winning entries in the national contest will be published in the September 2003 issue of SKI magazine. The first-place prize in the group category is one Northstar child’s lift ticket and lunch per child. Posters must convey one or more of the following Skier/Snowboarder Responsibility Codes:

1. Stay in control.

2. People ahead have the right of way.

3. Stop in a safe place for you and others.

4. When starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.

5. Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.

6. Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.

7. Know how to use the lifts safely.

Participants can mail entries to Northstar-at-Tahoe Poster Contest, c/o Marketing Dept., P.O. Box 129, Truckee, CA 96160, or deliver them to Northstar’s Lodging Check-in Building located on the corner of Highway 267

and Northstar Drive. National Safety Awareness Week is a national program from the National Ski Areas Association. For more information on the poster contest call (530) 562-2288.


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