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Grand Targhee Resort and NSAA celebrate National Safety Week

Saturday - Sunday, Jan 19 - 27, 2013

National Safety Awareness Week is sponsored by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) and celebrated each year to promote skier/snowboarder safety. The overall rate of reported ski injuries has declined by 50% since the early 1970's and with the collaborative efforts between ski areas across the country and the NSAA, the initiative continues to make the ski slopes safer for everyone. Grand Targhee Resort is hosting a variety of events to help promote Safety on the Slopes.

Youth Safety Awareness Poster Contest - For the past several years the resort has encouraged local youth to participate in its Safety Poster Contest. Participation is open to both elementary and middle school children (single children or groups of 4 to 6 students). Grand Targhee was the winner of Best Design for the 2012 NSAA Poster contest!

 

NSAA Safety Week
Event Date Descriptions Locations Schedule Times
Daily - Jan 19-27 Safety Tent open daily:  stop by for a tour with the Ski Patrol, and learn about Mountain Safety. Targhee Plaza 11am-2pm
Daily - Jan 19-27 Daily Prize Drawing (Plaza):  a variety of NSAA goodies will be raffled. Targhee Plaza 1pm
Daily - Jan 19-27 Beacon Tutorials with Ski Patrol: looking for some pointers for using your transceiver?  Never been to our beacon park?  Stop by the Safety Tent for directions, and train up for our Beacon Challenges! Beacon Park 1pm-2pm
       
  Special Tents - Jan. 19-21 and 26-27,2013 Locations Schedule Times

On the weekends the plaza becomes a tent-town, with Grand Targhee Resort employees interacting with their guests.  We’ll still have the Daily Drawing and Beacon Tutorials, but other departments will join the Ski Patrol.  We will highlight the following:

Ski Patrol: Avalanche Awareness and Ski Area Boundary signage.  GTSP will facilitate the Beacon Challenge on each Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the Beacon Park.  Participants should register at the Ski Patrol tent prior to the event.  Employees are invited to compete.

Targhee Plaza 11am-2pm

Ski School: Designated Meeting Areas and How a Lesson Can Improve Safety.  Our terrific Ski Instructors will demonstrate some good ways to plan for the inevitable: becoming separated from your ski group!  Do you have a plan?  Also, they’ll tell you why it’s important to consider a lesson when learning to ski… and you’re always learning.

Targhee Plaza 11am-2pm

Lift Operations: Kids on Lifts.  Keep those butts in the chair until it’s time to unload!  Our operators will be giving out some tips for kids and their parents alike.

Targhee Plaza 11am-2pm

Retail/Rentals: Lids on Kids.  Does your helmet fit?  Will it do the job if it doesn’t?  Talk to our retail experts, and if you need a new one… they’ll give you a discount!

Targhee Plaza 11am-2pm

Teton Valley Ambulance: Traumatic Brain Injuries.  Paramedics from our local EMS service have a message: each time that you hurt your head, you have an increased chance of being hurt much worse.  They’ll be right next to the helmets.

Targhee Plaza 11am-2pm

Every skier and rider plays an important role in their own safety and the safety of others on the mountain. Grand Targhee hopes to make everyone aware of the role each individual plays in staying safe while having a great time. To find out more about National Safety Awareness Week visit their website National Ski Area Association.


Contact Information

Name: Dave Thibodeau
Phone: 307.353.2300
Email: dthibodeau@grandtarghee.com

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