National Safety Awareness Week was this past week and we thought that we’d share this information even though we missed it until today!
Safe Sliders, a program developed at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, and offered at Wintergreen Resort, launched for its third ski season this past Saturday, Jan. 19 at Wintergreen Resort.
The award-winning program raises awareness about skiing and snowboarding safety. Children who visit Wintergreen Resort can look forward to activity books with updated snowsports safety guidelines and reflective zipper pulls to attach to their jackets.
“We’re so excited about launching the program for a third year in a row and helping to bring yet another opportunity for young skiers and riders to develop safe slope practices that can last a lifetime,” said Maria Synan, Project Coordinator, UVA Health System Office of Community Relations, Service and Outreach.
In fact, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that ski helmets could reduce or prevent the effects of 53 percent of head injuries suffered by children younger than 15 while skiing or snowboarding. Nationwide, a quarter of million children are injured annually while participating in winter sports. Thanks to UVa Children’s Hospital and Wintergreen Resort, young skiers can learn to play it safe and have fun in the snow.
“We’re proud to offer this program to our youngest customers who are learning to love winter sports,” said Jay Roberts, Vice President of Mountain Operations at Wintergreen Resort. “If safety is reinforced at a young age, then these lessons will stick with children into adulthood.”
For more information about the program which runs all season contact Anne Marie Jones, Public Relations / Communications Coordinator – [email protected] or call her office: 434-325-8146
Snowshoe Resort is Hosting Our SkiSoutheast.com Summit March 3,4,5th and YOU are Invited!
We think we have put together what should be the best deal we’ve ever had for this event and we want you to come and join the fun. It’s always great to play at Snowshoe and to do so with 20% OFF Lodging, and a Free Sunday Lift Pass is a great deal. We are ALSO giving away TWO Free Snowshoe Season Passes, Free TShirts, boggans, stickers, hats and more. Click HERE or on the Graphic below to see more information, book and JOIN US.
If you like skiing or snowboarding and you want to meet some new friends and get 20% OFF LODGING, a Free Sunday Lift Ticket AND be able to ski the slopes before ANYONE ELSE on the mountain…join us March, 3rd, 4th and 5th.