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National Safety Week at Sierra

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is joining with the National Ski Areas Association for National Safety Week. The resort has planned a week of activities both on and off the mountain from Jan. 15 through Jan. 20.

Throughout out the week, Sierra will offer a safety information station to communicate the responsibility code as well as overall safety on the slopes. The station will be located next to Grandview Express. Skiers and boarders can win prizes for sharing their knowledge of the responsibility code.

Children are invited to participate in the National Kid’s Safety Poster Contest all week at the Wild Mountain Children’s Center. At the end of the week a winner will be selected. The winning poster will be submitted to NSAA’s national contest. Winning posters will then be published in the August/September 2010 issue of the NSAA Journal.

Visitors and will be able to watch the Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Smart Style video on the resort’s closed circuit TV station. The Smart Style video reinforces the NSAA Smart Style codes and focuses on terrain park safety and etiquette.

Sierra Resort’s Ski Patrol and Mountain Safety will also be testing skiers and snowboarders knowledge of their own speed using the Sierra Speed Gun. Skiers and riders who correctly guess their speed will get a token for a free hot chocolate.

Members of Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort’s Ski Patrol, including patrol dogs, will host assemblies at local elementary schools to talk about search procedures, dog rescue, safety codes and smart style.


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