January 16, 2009
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Kids
On Friday, January 23, Sierra-at-Tahoe will host a poster-making session in the Aspen Café for all elementary school aged children from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
It’s part of National Safety Awareness Week, January 17 through 23, 2009.
Prizes will be awarded to the top four posters based on the connection to safety, visual impact and originality. The winning posters will be submitted to the NSAA national poster contest where they will compete against posters made by kids at ski resorts across the country.
All week long you can find fun, free activities for local kids, resort guests and employees, including:
Avalanche awareness day in community schools. Throughout the week Sierra Ski Patrol will teach at various schools about search procedures, dog rescue, transceiver training, safety codes, and Smart Style.
Winter survival clinic
Monday, January 19: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Meet at the bottom of Sugar n’ Spice, skiers right of Grandview Lift, for a clinic that covers the basic survival kit every outdoor winter enthusiast should carry with them. The most important skills tone should master for survival in the harsh winter climate: how to build snowcaves, snowtrenches, and snowcamps; building a fire under the worst conditions and how to heat yourself to 150 degrees in just minutes; self rescue techniques, and some useful plants and trees for making hot teas.
Avalanche awareness on Thursday, January 22: 10:00 a.m. outside of First Aid. Sierra Ski Patrol is hosting a transceiver training and route selection clinic.
Injury prevention and snowsports strengthening clinic, Tuesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 22: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Meet physical therapists and pilates instructors from Emerald Bay Physical Therapy in the Aspen Cafe to participate in clinics on stretching, conditioning, and strengthening specific to snowsports.
Captain Safety, Ski Patrol, and the Park Crew will hand out Mellow Yellow cards. Guests that are able to recite back the Skier Safety Code will receive a punch from Captain Safety or Ski Patrol. Guests that recite the Smart Code back to Park Crew will also receive a punch. Those with both punches can redeem the card for a prize at Guest Services.