Sierra-at-Tahoe Recognizes National Safety Week Print-version



Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort encourages safe skiing and riding with fun activities

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Jan. 7, 2011 – Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is joining forces with The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) for National Safety Week to educate skiers, riders and employees about the importance of safety on the slopes. Sierra Resort has planned a week of fun activities both on and off the mountain from January 15 through 20, 2011. All activities are free and open to the public.

Safety Week Information Station

The entire week, Sierra™ Resort will offer a Safety Information Station that is designed to communicate the Responsibility Code as well as overall safety on the slopes. The station will be located right next to Grandview Express and offers skiers and boarders a chance to share their knowledge of the Responsibility Code for prizes, as well as participate in activities for all ages.

Wild Mountain Kid’s Poster Contest

Going on all week at the Wild Mountain Children’s Center, kids are invited to participate in the National Kid’s Safety Poster Contest. The kids will get a chance to create a poster based on the responsibility and smart style codes and at the end of the week a winner will be selected. The winning poster will then be submitted to NSAA’s national contest where they will compete against posters made by kids at ski areas across the country.Winning posters will then be published in the August/September 2010 issue of the NSAA Journal.

Smart Style Video

The entire week visitors and terrain park enthusiasts will be able to watch the Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Smart Style videoon the resort’s closed circuit TV station throughout the resort. The Smart Style video illustrates, educates, and reinforces the NSAA Smart Style codes and focuses on terrain park safety and etiquette.

Speed Awareness

In order to educate skiers and snowboarders about their speed on the mountain, Sierra Resort will be making people aware that “Objects are Closer Than They Appear”. Throughout the week, Sierra Resort’s Ski Patrol and Mountain Safety will be testing skiers and snowboarders knowledge of their own speed using the Sierra Speed Gun. Skiers and riders who can correctly guess their speed will get a token for a free hot chocolate.

Safety Awareness for Local School Kids

In an effort to help educate the local community, 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.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort: Keepin It Real

With over 100 acres of dedicated beginner terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, a $35 adult beginner package, and a full compliment of multi-lingual PSIA Certified Instructors, Sierra Resort is one of the top places to learn to ski or ride in the western states. For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra Resort being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks in the nation. And for all-mountain skiers and riders, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates make Sierra Resort a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. Easy to get to and always welcoming, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort embraces skiers and snowboarders who want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasure of winter in the mountains. Sierra Resort is a partner in recreation with the Eldorado National Forest.

The closest major resort to Sacramento, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is located just 12 miles west of Lake Tahoe and receives an annual average of 480 inches of snowfall.

For more information, visit or call 530.659.7453.

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Steven Hemphill



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