Whiteface Willy Kicks Off National Safety Awareness Week at Whiteface

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 10 2006 - 06:25 PM

WILMINGTON, New York ??” Whiteface Willy is going make special appearances around the mountain as part of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) National Safety Awareness Week January 14-20.

Whiteface Willy, a cartoon-like, lovable moose, was named the Best Safety Mascot for the 2004-2005 season by the NSAA. He has posted messages on the mountain and in the base lodge to remind everyone to be safe and have fun while skiing, riding and working at Whiteface.

This year Willy is focusing on the NSAA Heads Up initiative and targeting the pre-teen and teen groups. By getting out more, Willy is hoping to heighten everyone’s safety awareness level and help cut down on incidents on the mountain.

Whiteface Willy works with the Whiteface Ski Patrol, Mountain Hosts, Snow Sports Instructors and Safety Enforcement Team to help ensure everyone has a safe and fun time on the mountain.

To learn more about the ???Heads Up’ Campaign and the Skiers Responsibility Code, stop in the safety tent at the base of the Cloudsplitter Gondola and have a hot chocolate on Whiteface Willy.

For more information on ORDA venues and events and for web cams from five locations, please log on to www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.