Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Know the Michigan Ski Code - It Could Be Worth $300

Michigan's Responsibility Code for skiers and snowboarders:

1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or where not visible from above.
4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield.
5. Always use devices to prevent runaway equipment.
6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
7. Prior to using lifts, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Crystal Mountain is encouraging skiers and snowboarders to know and practice the Responsibility Code through a number of activities and giveaways during National Safety Awareness Week, January 19-25.

During the week, members of the National Ski Areas Association work to educate skiers and riders about responsibility on the slopes and other safety measures such as the use of helmets. National Safety Awareness week particularly stresses the seven points of the Responsibility Code. Free safety lessons will be offered, and there will be daily tours of the Ski Patrol facility.

Crystal Mountain is offering discounts and giveaways to further promote safety on the slopes. Those able to recite all seven points of the Responsibility Code will be entered in Friday’s (January 25) drawing for a 2008/09 Unlimited Season Pass. Each day, children (age divisions 4-6, 7-9, & 10-12) can submit posters with a safety theme for a chance to win helmets as well as FREE skiing and riding. Beginning Sunday (January 20), skiers and riders will receive a 50% discount on helmet rental and NASTAR racing.

a news release of Michigan Skier
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