NSAA Safety Week at Sierra Resort

Date: 01/19/2013 - 8:00am - 01/26/2013 - 4:00pm
Location: Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has joined 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. Throughout the week of January 20-26, 2013 Sierra will host fun activities, giveaways, and discounts on helmets and other safety equipment.

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On both Saturday 1/19 - Sunday 1/20 and Saturday 1/26 - Sunday 1/27, safety specific clinics will be offered to take safety on the hill to the next level. For more information and details, visit the information station on the ramp each morning until 10:00 am. Clinic times will be:

  • Lift Safety at Easy Rider Express meets at 10am and 1pm. This lift safety disscussion will include proper loading and unloading notes, as well as safe riding tips.
  • Smart Style in Terrain Parks meets at 12 pm at the top of The Burton Progression Park. Smart Style is all about safety and having the knowledge to enjoy your freedom and freestyle terrain. Learn the four main points of Smart Style at this 20 minute Clinic
  • Introduction to Back Country Equipment and Tips at 3 pm with a Ski School Instructor. Learn the tools and some essential safety guidelines for those looking to experience the back country in this 30 minute clinic.
  • Close the Mountain with Patrol at 4 pm. Sign up on the ramp to do final sweeps and close the mountain with Patrol to experience the mountain through the eyes of a patroller!

To show Sierra Resort’s commitment to safety, Sierra extends National Safety week into the community of South Lake Tahoe, California. Sierra Ski Patrol visits South Lake Tahoe elementary schools where they host assemblies and speak on search procedures, dog rescue, safety codes and Smart Style, the industry standard for safety in terrain parks. The Sierra Avalanche dogs will also be in attendance for a first hand avalanche rescue demonstration.