Wintergreen’s Sarah Lovejoy shared these events that are taking place in the month of January:
January 13, 2007
Safe Sliders Kick-Off
To celebrate the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) National Safety Awareness Week, Wintergreen launches its 2007 Safe Sliders program with an event featuring prizes, giveaways and Ridgeley the Bear on the Blue Ridge Terrace. Targeting children ages seven to 14, the Safe Sliders program promotes a unified safety message by distributing coloring books that feature safety guidelines; providing reflective zipper pulls that attach to children’s jackets; arranging ski helmet giveaways; as well as other presentations and safety programs throughout the season. Safe Sliders, a program developed by Wintergreen Resort and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, recently won the Best Youth Safety Program award from the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) and the Excellence in Programming Award from the National Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA).
January 22-23, 2007
Special Olympics Virginia
Alpine Skiing Championships
Nearly 100 Virginia athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete for the gold at the 2007 Special Olympics Virginia Alpine Skiing Championships. The two-day competition is held at Wintergreen Resort with time trials on the first day and the final competition on the second day. The opening ceremony kicks off the races on Monday and concludes with a dinner and dance. For more information, visit www.specialolympicsva.org.