Killington, Vt. – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America, along with its sister resort, Pico Mountain at Killington are offering skiers and riders one free lift ticket voucher with the purchase of a new helmet at any Killington or Pico Sports location to promote National Safety Awareness Month. In partnership with the National Ski Areas Association, Killington and Pico encourage slope safety awareness with special events, giveaways and contests that help educate skiers and riders about responsible behavior on the slopes.
Both resorts support and promote 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 at mountain resorts. Know the Code and Smart Style stickers and cards will be available for guests during the month of January. Mountain Ambassadors will be wearing bright yellow jackets that display important safety awareness messages based on Your Responsibility Code. Killington Resort, Pico Mountain and NSAA will also focus on providing information to skiers and riders about how to use the lifts safely.
Buy a Helmet, Receive a Lift Ticket Voucher
Buy a helmet in any Killington or Pico Sports Shop or online at www.killingtonsports.com from January 18-26, 2014 and receive a voucher for a 1-day lift ticket valid any day of the 2014 winter season starting January 27, 2014. Vouchers will also be given when helmets are purchased online through Killington and Pico Sports Shops.
Creation Stations and Interactive Safety Awareness Displays
Look for these in Ramshead Lodge at Killington and Pico Base Lodge Saturdays and Sundays from January 11 through February 2, 2014, and daily January 18 – 26. Here, kids can enter a raffle to win a free snow sports helmet and other prizes, talk with Mountain Ambassadors or simply stop by for some safety awareness fun at the Safety Awareness Display. Kids – don’t forget to get your picture taken with the Know the Code! logo.
On the Mountain
Outside, 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 – Freestyle Terrain Users Guides.
Local Safety Poster Contest
In order to promote slope safety awareness and education to elementary school children, several area schools are participating in the 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. For more information, check out NSAA.
About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread out over seven peaks including Pico Mountain and offers the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in the East. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles of mountain biking trails and 15 miles of hiking trails. In addition, the numerous après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for 55 years. Killington.com